That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
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Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
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 started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about...
I think editors have to come out of a certain kind of community.
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've...
Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs...
But with Interleaf I don't even have a spell program.
I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market...
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because...
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
Well, limbo is not a good place to be.
So Chuck and I looked at that and we hacked on em for a while,...
I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs...
It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi. I get really bored.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
I just don't like to lose what's in the window.