The question of moving vi to /bin
kline at thought.org
Fri Jun 26 04:19:51 UTC 2009
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 09:50:31AM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> On 26 June 2009 am 09:06:49 Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 08:20:19 +0800, Erich Dollansky
> <erich at apsara.com.sg> wrote:
> > >On 25 June 2009 pm 19:13:14 Konrad Heuer wrote:
> > >> Maybe you're right, maybe not.
> > >>
> > >> 20 years ago, I've written and edited voluminous fortran
> > >> code on a silly rs232 terminal using ed. So, it is possible,
> > >> and one
> > >
> > > I do not believe you. This must have been 30 years back.
> > As far as 16 years back, VT220/VT320 terminals were in wide use
> > in universities. Some of us learned our first regexp stuff by
> not only there, but ed was not the editor of choice even those
> days anymore.
> > reading the source of ed(1) and typing small programs in those
> > terminals. vi(1) was available for a long time before 1993,
> > but this doesn't mean other editors had died out by then :)
> If I remember right, I used something like ed only in the
> A collegue programmed then even a WordStar clone for RSX to have a
> nice editor.
> Of course, only for VT-100 Terminals.
This is interesting. I learned vi on an ADM-3A, late-70's.
And, *YES*, it is in /rescue! :-D
Would not just a symlink work on build? Or since it's < 3700
blocks, why not default build in in /bin too? I mean, come on,
you guys... .
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