vi or emacs for editing Python on Linux?

John W. Baxter jwbaxter at
Sun Dec 23 22:15:02 EST 2001

In article <roy-523932.14201223122001 at>, Roy Smith
<roy at> wrote:

> About all the vi I really know is <esc>:q!<ret>

I don't even know that much...I have to grab a book and look it up
every time I get stuck in vi in a file I don't want to damage.  (Yes, I
could tape a not-sticky-enough note to the monitor.)

On the other hand, I've used Emacs since about 1994, essentially full
time, and still know only about two dozen commands.  They do what I

I could probably have learned that much vi.


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