Re: [dev] Re: a little bit of vi+zsh magic

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 09:13:56 +0000

2009/11/5 Uriel <>:
> I use ed almost every day, it is by far the fastest way to to small
> edits, by the time vi starts up, I have typed /foo\n c\n bar\n .\n
> wq\n

Get a faster computer ;) vim starts for me without any delay (but I
got proper hardware, which might be the reason).

> And here is the thing about ed, I know (or used to anyway) every
> command and feature inside-out by heart, while *nobody* knows what 1%
> of the vim options do! Recently I was stuck on windows with a
> improperly built vim that was using DOS line endings by default, it
> was fucking hell to figure out that the right option to solve the
> problem was to use the *ffs* setting! There are about a dozen slightly
> different flags all of which affect how line endings are set! For
> Fucks Sake!

Yes it's a shame. I think a suckless editor would simply be some kind
of a viewer that integrates the real ed. In a sense vi done right.

Kind regards,
Received on Thu Nov 05 2009 - 09:13:56 UTC

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