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Text Editors

Christopher Browne

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Table of Contents
1. Text Editors
2. Emacs
3. TECO - The Original "One True Editor"
4. QED
5. ed
6. SED - The Stream Editor
7. VI and its clones
8. Xi
9. Other Editors

1. Text Editors

Perhaps the ultimate source of computing holy wars (aside from language selection, OS selection, and CPU selection), the text editor is probably the programmer's primary tool.

The "classic" wars are between vi and Emacs; despite the rise of many other editors, those two editors (and their spinoffs) still remain as the "editors to fight over."

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