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Re: UTP Revisited: scoping the project

From: Marc Chantreux
Subject: Re: UTP Revisited: scoping the project
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:16:45 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

> > * improve the chapter to take advantage of modern implementations of
> >  vi in modern unix.
> Your last point was exactly where I was going with this. Having your editor
> (gvim in this case) in one window, and your shell in another, makes life so
> much easier, for example. Cherry-pick one or two things like that, then
> point out that we’re only scratching the surface of what modern versions
> can do. Point them to for more info.

looks very good to me: things like as, ap, autowrite, the %
expand or even syntax highlighting are really useful indeed.

i'm very afraid of the new vimers using tons of plugins to do jobs that
are possible with ! command from the very begining of vi.

sorry for disturbing :)

> I’ve not used another editor where you can pipe chunks of text *ad hoc*
> through scripts or even awk/perl one-liners.

except ed, sam (AFAIR), and every vi clones i used.


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