Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Mar 2012 19:11 UTC
General Development "I was reading about vim the other day and found out why it used hjkl keys as arrow keys. When Bill Joy created the vi text editor he used the ADM-3A terminal, which had the arrows on hjkl keys, so naturally he reused the same keys." As interesting as that is, John Graham-Cumming goes even further back in history. "The reason that keyboard had those arrows keys on it was because those keys correspond to CTRL-H, J, K, L and the CTRL key back then worked by killing bit 6 (and bit 5) of the characters being typed." Truly fascinating stuff, even though it's from way before my time (I'm from 1984).
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RE: Emacs?
by righard on Sat 10th Mar 2012 17:36 UTC in reply to "Emacs?"
righard
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2007-12-26

I always work in Emacs but use Vim for quick edits. Just now I accidentally started vim within an Emacs shell. I think I'll be reported for blasphemy.

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RE[2]: Emacs?
by zima on Fri 16th Mar 2012 23:16 in reply to "RE: Emacs?"
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2005-07-06

Maybe just call it syncretic (kinda like... virtually every single religion, big time) and be done with it ;p

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