Can't really remember what I used for coding before vi/vim. I started out with the native editors in Trash-80 mod I, II, III, then on the original Apple ][+, then something on an old Altos MPM sytem, then something on the original IBM PC. The last editor I used before vi would have been the REXX editor. Someone subsequently tried to poison me with Emacs, but I was able to shake it off.
And it still gives me the hives when I see people trying to write code in PICO/NANO.
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