I just told my friend that instant IDE support for new languages is the place to be (I truly believe this can happen). In response he told me, "I love vi."
I know vi, and I can get around in it OK, but I'm not a hardcore vi guy. I know there are some things you can do in vi that are really nice and allow you to do some things very quickly and powerfully. But, I don't know what they are. The real question here is, can vi do things that modern IDE's cant do? Can someone explain to me this?
I do think that vi is ancient technology, and I'm sure thats old news anyway. I don't know very many people who use vi or emacs anymore. I'm sure a lot of people would look at my friend funny for that comment. But I'm a little different. I'm curious.
What features do retired editors have that modern IDE's lack?