Re: Finished with WKS/SRV

From: Albrecht Kleine (
Date: Sun Nov 12 2000 - 22:04:27 CET

You wrote:
> >
> > I have a VIM for libc5; it is about 200K. Elvis is only 60k. I if get
> > space, I can add VIM in the WKS, but it seems a such waste!
> >
> > Michele
> I saw a note go by that e3 now has a vi-mode; this will suffice (as did
> elvis.)
> htom

Ok, but I admit that this e3vi-mode is still very incomplete. On longer
distance e3vi should at least give similar possibilities as e3em or e3ws.

The problem in writing a better vi mode is: you need a something like
a _parser_ to read user some commands. Other editors don't need that.
For example type "123G" (does nothing in e3vi), but "Alt-G123<RETURN>
in Emacs is much easierand SMALLER to write because you get a command
and THEN you read in a line number expected to be terminated by <RETURN> key.

BTW in e3vi you can press <ESC>:123<RETURN>.


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