[nSLUG] amusing convergence of old and new

Michael Crawford mdcrawford at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 22:39:02 ADT 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 1:41 PM, David Payne <david at payneful.ca> wrote:
> What, no vi?  :-P

There is a vi emulator, written in Emacs lisp that runs within Emacs.

It's more useful than one might suspect - even Stallman says so.

vi's real strength is the orthogonality of its commands vs. command
operands, as well as the ease with which commands may be repeated on
subsequent operands.

If you're in Emacs, and you find a situation where that would be
useful, then vi-mode (or whatever its called) is just the ticket.  So
inquiring minds want to know...

... does this Emacs emulator run elisp programs?

Michael David Crawford
mdcrawford at gmail dot com

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