It's difficult to asses how much the difference between instruction sets
I don't know how asses even come into play here.
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And one final point: the fact that you can apply any standard UNIX command to a range of lines in vi is just amazing. Look it up if you don't already know it, but are interested.
Reading this thread, SOMEBODY had to mention this. I use the "use buffer (can be range) as stdin to command and replace with results" feature of vim EVERY SINGLE DAY. It is one of the most amazing and productive features I can't believe it isn't more well known.
And once you've started getting nice snippets of "buffer code", the power grows by typing <CTL-f> at the colon ":" prompt and finding recently used commands. Amazing and powerful stuff. (Set your remembered vim commands to >1000 for long term buffer-command goodness!)
I don't know of any other editors that do this
... Might this have something to do with the fact that age discrimination is ripe^W rife in the workplace
I'm guessing that's simply a function of limited technology, i.e., "today" that's just too much data to store. But in keeping with technologies amazing storage capacity growth, it's only a matter of time before the content is also recorded and archived. It's just too tempting not to.