Where Vim Came From


114 bookmarks. First posted by myfreeweb 10 weeks ago.


I recently stumbled across a file format known as Intel HEX. As far as I cangather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to makebinary…
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18 days ago by flobosg
Vim’s idiosyncrasies seem too arbitrary to have been made up, but then where did they come from?

The answer, as is so often the case, begins with that ancient crucible of computing, Bell Labs. In some sense, Vim is only the latest iteration of a piece of software—call it the “wq text editor”—that has been continuously developed and improved since the dawn of the Unix epoch.
editor  history  unix 
24 days ago by MrGuilt
Where Vim Came From
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7 weeks ago by sickill
Interesting to read the lineage of _one_ of my preferred editors.
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8 weeks ago by thingles
I recently stumbled across a file format known as Intel HEX. As far as I cangather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to makebinary…
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9 weeks ago by nertzy
Surprising Amiga related Vim history
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9 weeks ago by dabel70
reading this makes me really want to do some vim tutorials, would be useful for the students when they get stuck in vim for me to be able to debug
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9 weeks ago by harrisonmalone
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9 weeks ago by habi
I recently stumbled across a file format known as Intel HEX. As far as I cangather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to makebinary…
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10 weeks ago by elena.tanasoiu
As far as I can
gather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to make
binary images less opaque by encoding them as lines of hexadecimal digits. In some sense, Vim is only the latest iteration of a
piece of software—call it the “wq text editor”—that has been continuously
developed and improved since the dawn of the Unix epoch. In 1975, a man named George Coulouris
developed an improved version of ed on the Unix system installed at Queen
Mary’s College, London. Fred Fish was an American programmer that
mailed out a floppy disk every month with a curated selection of the best
open-source software available for the Amiga platform. The “wq text editor” had a few different concrete
expressions, but thanks in part to the unusual attention paid to backward
compatibility by both Bill Joy and Bram Moolenaar, good ideas accumulated
gradually over time.
10 weeks ago by sechilds
"The answer, as is so often the case, begins with that ancient crucible of computing, Bell Labs." via enkiv2 on masto
history  unix  vim  text  poetics 
10 weeks ago by aparrish
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10 weeks ago by chetan
While Emacs certainly still has a following, some people think that the Editor Wars are over and that Vim won.
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10 weeks ago by zephyr777
I recently stumbled across a file format known as Intel HEX. As far as I cangather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to makebinary…
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10 weeks ago by danbee
RT : Where Vim came from
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10 weeks ago by heapdump
Interesting history lesson on where vim originated from and what it was inspired by.
history  computers  vim 
10 weeks ago by chrispop
RT : This week's post: Parsing Vim's prestigious pedigree!
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10 weeks ago by rjw1
Where Vim came from
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10 weeks ago by alanjc
I recently stumbled across a file format known as Intel HEX. As far as I cangather, Intel HEX files (which use the .hex extension) are meant to makebinary…
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10 weeks ago by zsoltika
The history of vim
10 weeks ago by fabianmoronzirfas
Vim is everywhere. It is used by so many people that something like HEX file support shouldn’t be a surprise. Vim comes pre-installed on Mac OS and has a large constituency in the Linux world. It is familiar even to people that hate it, because enough popular command line tools will throw users into Vim by default that the uninitiated getting trapped in Vim has become a meme. There are major websites, including Facebook, that will scroll down when you press the j key and up when you press the k key—the unlikely high-water mark of Vim’s spread through digital culture.
history  unix  vim  journalism 
10 weeks ago by jayfree