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Argent Stonecutter

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Bring back SGML.
 

Casey Pelous

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.sam

*smug*
 
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CronoCloud Creeggan

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Vi

Used it for years, still use it occasionaly.
In before the inevitable vi vs. emacs flamewar starts...
Vi? Vi? Vi is for ancient Unix curmudgeons who tug on their suspenders while calling bicycles "velocipedes".
Vim is what my fellow kids use while wearing their "Music⚡Band" shirts.
 

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/me rants for two and a half hours about the mechanical differences between bicycles and velocipedes and the obvious advantages of the latter...
 

Argent Stonecutter

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Vi? Vi? Vi is for ancient Unix curmudgeons who tug on their suspenders while calling bicycles "velocipedes".
Nobody is using vi.

The available source is contaminated by AT&T code. The last Bostic source was lost, which is a pity because it had some nice enhancements including multi-window mode. Bostic picked the best open source vi clone he could find, which was a program called elvis (not vim!), and updated elvis 1.8 and released it as nvi. Elvis has had sme updates since then and continues development as an independent vi clone. I lost track of what vim and xvim were doing, but what vim does to copy and paste is appalling.

Back in the '80s (or very early '90s) I ported elvis to the Amiga. It's nice code.

But vi? It's lost and gone. Use nvi.

As for AIX, only if you want to get knee deep in SMIT.
 
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Beebo Brink

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What happened this week:

Client (on Monday): I need to add some events to my web page. Can you help with that? We have an event on Thursday.

Me: Yes, of course. Send me the information and I'll get it up by Thursday.

Client: (silence)

Me: Hi, it's now Wednesday, so if you need your information posted by tomorrow, I need it now.

Client: I'm not sure about formatting. Could you review it and let me know if I have questions. (Still no attachment)

Me: Don't worry about formatting. Please just send me the information.

Client: I need this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (attachment with a long list of content changes for every component on the page, not just events)

Me: sigh