I often tried to learn the great Emacs editor/ IDE /operating system. The last time I tried it, I spent some time getting comfortable with it until I wanted to customize my .emacs file. That was the point when I entered vi .emacs . As soon as I realized what I’ve done, I knew that Vim has won me over a long time ago.
Bram Moolenaar November 2000 If you spend a lot of time typing plain text, writing programs or HTML, you can save much of that time by using a good editor and using it effectively.
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