The Church of Emacs

An Editor

From: Thierry Bezecourt <>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.emacs
Subject: Re: your article "Why Does My File Have Funny Characters In It?"
Date: 26 Jul 2000 03:24:15 +0200
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Matan Ninio <> writes:

> 2. stop using that prehistoric vi, and move up to emacs.
> VI VI VI - The Roman Number of The Beast

VI is a roman number.

ED is a 2-note tune.

red is a color.

emacs is an editor.

You cannot edit a file with a roman number.  You cannot edit a file
with a tune.  You cannot edit a file with a color.  Therefore, if you
want to edit a file, use emacs.

Thierry Bezecourt

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