[CentOS] Re: gcc editor for newbie (Emacs or vim or ?)

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Aug 12 18:25:50 UTC 2008

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:48:10 -0700
> Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
>> It's an awful editor. I wish I could hire the person who came up with 
>> the user interface, only to have the satisfaction of having him/her 
>> fired five minutes later. With no severance package.
> Viewed in the context of the time when it was originally created, it's a work
> of genius.  There's a reason why it became the default text editor on Unix
> systems.

I don't deny that.
Interlaced video, at the time it was invented, was a great idea. Now 
it's a huge harassment for anyone doing video processing. The steam 
engine was a huge step forward - a few hundred years ago. And look at it 

Florin Andrei


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