Joe Marshall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| email@example.com (Rob Warnock) writes:
| >  Well, except that I use "vi" [nvi-1.79] instead of Emacs.
| > But I understand that I'm a heretic.
| The word you are looking for is `masochist', not `heretic'.
No, "masochist" is what I feel like every time I try to use Emacs
[or Hemlock]. My fingers just don't work that way, dammit!!! Too
many years using "moded" editors (like "vi" and TECO) for which
the most commonly-used command keys are all lower-case letters,
I guess. Any attempt to use Emacs [and I have made several over
the years, the most recent being just a few months ago] quickly
results in instant RSI (well, bad cramping). And Emacs's so-called
"vi mode" only works as a fundamental mode -- as soon as you start
doing anything else (like editing Lisp!) all the bindings revert!
Thank heavens "vi" at least has paren-matching and the "%" motion
selection/motion character (which works on shifts as well as cuts).
It's enough to make Lisp'ing quite tolerable, thank you very much.
So I will content myself to looking with longing from afar, and
slog through best I can...
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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