Well, limbo is not a good place to be.
I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor.
I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days.
I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
I just don't like to lose what's in the window.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market share because we gave it away.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
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 for years because everyone had their own copy of it, but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge amounts of memory back when memory was expensive.
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