Where Vim Came From
Vim’s idiosyncrasies seem too arbitrary to have been made up, but then where did they come from?
Tue Sep 25 15:09:55 2018 - permalink -
The answer, as is so often the case, begins with that ancient crucible of computing, Bell Labs. In some sense, Vim is only the latest iteration of a piece of software—call it the “wq text editor”—that has been continuously developed and improved since the dawn of the Unix epoch.