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Correct pronunciation of `vi` (Unix editor)?

vi is pronounced as the two separate letters, /ˌviːˈaɪ/ (in English); listen to the same Brian Kernighan (also re-confirming the ed pronunciation). Vim’s pronunciation is explicitly documented: Vim ...
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Correct pronunciation of `vi` (Unix editor)?

From An Introduction to Display Editing with Vi, by the people who wrote vi, William Joy and Mark Horton: This document provides a quick introduction to vi. (Pronounced vee-eye.)
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Which are the earliest real-time text editors?

I think the following early text editors meet your criteria: Brian Tolliver’s TVEdit (Stanford, 1965), based on Doug Engelbart’s earlier word processor; see On-line Text Editing: a Survey: TVEDIT ...
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Why were TECO variables called Q-registers?

It's really more of a conjecture, but if it is considered suitable as an answer: Already in early TECO, the letter q ("quantity") was used to retrieve the value of a register. That might have been ...
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Why were TECO variables called Q-registers?

TLDR: TECO uses single-character commands. When extending TECO to add registers to store numeric values, there was a limited set of unused characters left for the commands associated with this ...
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Which are the earliest real-time text editors?

You might be interested to read about the oNLine-System developed throughout the 1960s and demonstrated by Douglas Engelbart in The Mother Of All Demos (demonstrated Dec 1968), which I believe ...
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Which versions of TECO had merged G- and Q-registers?

Partial answer. The ones I know that have Q and G refer to the same register are: PDP-6 TECO. See https://github.com/larsbrinkhoff/its-archives/blob/master/ailab/pdp6-memo-2.pdf and AI memo 81 ...
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How can I save a custom level in Daisy’s Garden 2 in a DGF file?

I have installed the shareware version of Daisy's Garden 2 within Windows NT 4 under VirtualBox. In this environment the game runs too slowly to be playable, but I have not experienced any difficulty ...
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