The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
I just don't like to lose what's in the window.
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
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Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.