I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up.
I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening… (read more)
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands.
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had… (read more)
I just don't like to lose what's in the window.
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V.