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Tue Nov 9 01:00:01 PST 2010


> Felix S. Gallo <fsg at ultranet dot com> wrote this account
> of a paintball match at which was decided the eternal
> question of which Unix text editor is objectively superior.
>
> > vi trounced emacs, 3-1, in a four-game paintball match.
> > Apparently the emacs users were confused by the simple
> > nature of their paintball equipment, or were stricken by
> > carpal tunnel syndrome... Rumors that emacs really lost
> > because their guns took 5 minutes to load, weighed 500 lbs,
> > included an undecipherable and outmoded built-in scripting
> > language, and had 19 different modifier keys next to the
> > trigger, were deemed baseless. Commented one grinning vi
> > user, ":1,$s/emacs/lunchmeat/g, baby!"



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