The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands.
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had… (read more)
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V.
I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
Well, limbo is not a good place to be.