I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
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I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System...
I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about...
I just don't like to lose what's in the window.
But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
The point is that you want to have a system that is responsive.
Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market...
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its...
I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because...
I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when...
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
But with Interleaf I don't even have a spell program.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've...
I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
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...
So Chuck and I looked at that and we hacked on em for a while,...