it’s hard to learn but I have never seen anyone work faster than an experienced VI user.

I was in an interview once at Microsoft carrying an O’Reilly book on vi and the interviewer made some snorting noise, “you don’t need that.”

Later he told me he’d written Outlook Express singlehanded. I ended the interview at that point.

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