vi for the C64

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Sun Feb 16 00:41:00 2003

Quothe Cameron Kaiser, from writings of Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 05:06:21PM -0800:
> I've made good on one of my long-standing threats and created a small
> implementation of the vi editor for the C64.

Well done; nice hack! ...ermmm ...even if it's not Emacs. ;-)

Let us know when you've implemented Emacs running a program to emulate
vi, and then I'll be all the more impressed. Having said that, I
shall say nothing about vi's inferiority to Emacs, as I don't want to
get that old Emacs vs. vi religious war going again (recalling the
vast quantity of messages in the a.f.c newsgroup during such wars in
the past). Of course, if you modify vi to not only run on a C64, but
to emulate Emacs while running on a C64, with Emacs running a program
to emulate vi, then I shall be truly impressed and begin using my old
C64 more often. :-)

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