LFS editor of choice should be vi

eriddle at linuxcare.com eriddle at linuxcare.com
Fri Dec 1 15:40:57 PST 2000


Quoting Matthias Benkmann on Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 12:32:43AM +0100 :
> > > > I'm sure it's the *least* widely used editor. If I walk into the computer
> > SNIP
> > 
> > Over the past twenty years, I've noticed that most,
> > if not all, emacs users drop back to vi when in a
> 
> Drop back? You assume that everybody has started with vi. Maybe 10 years 
> ago it was like that. But the students at our CS department (and the 
> physics dept.) today haven't even heard of vi. It's not even in the 
> editors submenu of the default KDE desktop. It's never mentioned by the 
> guys who are responsible for the exercises. I've been studying CS for 3 
> years now and no one has ever mentioned vi around me. I heard about vi 
> somewhere on the Net, I think. I've never actually seen someone use it. 
> Maybe things are different where you live, but at my University, vi is 
> clearly dying out. The new generation of Unix users don't get introduced 
> to vi. They start out with kedit and go to emacs once they start 
> programming.

Why does it bother me that CS students are not introduced to the 
Command Line (where kedit does not exist)?

Cheers,
Ed

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