Where Vim Came From


118 bookmarks. First posted by myfreeweb august 2018.


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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20 days ago by jesse_the_k
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 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 
11 weeks ago by MrGuilt
Where Vim Came From
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august 2018 by sickill
Interesting to read the lineage of _one_ of my preferred editors.
_brief 
august 2018 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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august 2018 by nertzy
Surprising Amiga related Vim history
Computer  History 
august 2018 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
reading  code 
august 2018 by harrisonmalone
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august 2018 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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august 2018 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.
august 2018 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 
august 2018 by aparrish
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august 2018 by chetan
While Emacs certainly still has a following, some people think that the Editor Wars are over and that Vim won.
Linux 
august 2018 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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august 2018 by danbee
RT : Where Vim came from
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august 2018 by heapdump
Interesting history lesson on where vim originated from and what it was inspired by.
history  computers  vim 
august 2018 by chrispop
RT : This week's post: Parsing Vim's prestigious pedigree!
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august 2018 by rjw1
Where Vim came from
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august 2018 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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august 2018 by zsoltika
The history of vim
august 2018 by fabianmoronzirfas