* Posts by kshipley

2 posts • joined 25 Jan 2017

Oh, the things Vim could teach Silicon Valley's code slingers


Re: What's wrong with "cp /dev/console filename"?

IIRC Brief let you use REXX, so it was helpful if you lived with REXX all day long.


Re: Comparing a text editor to a web browser is a nonsense

Any time you have to take your hands off the keyboard, i.e. to use the mouse, your productivity slows down. This is where vi/vim/elvis really shines. That assumes of course that you have taken the time to learn to use it efficiently. I've seen many sysadmins of 10-20 years who use 30 keystrokes to do what they could accomplish with roughly two -- or much pointing and clicking.

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