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nvi had more direct lineage to true vi, Keith Bostic was in the Bill Joy headspace, but it kind-of got stuck. Vim diverged in ways which used to annoy me but I've come to accept.

I won't mention "the other editor family" here but it is interesting to see the things in that one, which I miss in this one (for me at least) which are principally the ability to cut-paste regions, and a set of things which became screen and tmux. Now there IS screen and tmux, that matters less.

Not having 2D region cut-paste is a small price to pay for the joys of a modal editor.

Maybe this is betraying my ignorance of emacs, but Ctrl-V?

What about dip, di(, and di{? Those have always worked for me, as long as the code is well formed.

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