Subject: Re: Want CL Popularity? Just hack the CIA with it. (promoting CL in  counter-culture)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Nov 2002 00:45:11 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Michael Sullivan
| The only advantage to knowing vi is that you become comfortable when
| faced with a bare unix install that includes only a torture instrument
| where you would expect to find a text editor.

  Do you mean `ed´?

| vi is absolutely *the* most user-hostile program it has ever been my
| displeasure to get stuck using.  It never ceases to amaze me that it is
| still considered the standard unix text editor.

  No, `ed´ is the standard text editor.  It says so right here in the 7th
  edition Unix manual.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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