The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
Quote by Bill Joy
Bill Joy Quotes
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System...
So Chuck and I looked at that and we hacked on em for a while,...
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market...
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because...
But with Interleaf I don't even have a spell program.
I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about...
Well, limbo is not a good place to be.
I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs...
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its...
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany,...
I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when...
The point is that you want to have a system that is responsive.
I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs...