Subject: Re: RFC: Simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/07/2000 19:41:13
On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Antti Kantee wrote:

> On Fri Jan 07 2000 at 18:40:56 +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	What do people think - should we do it, and can anyone suggest
> > 	a possible editor (ee from FreeBSD? - not looked at it)
> I don't fully agree with adding one, first of all it's bloat (yeah ;)

	Which is why it should be small - I'd say max 100K on
	dynamically linked i386.

> and second of all it will probably make people less willing to learn to
> use a decent editor such as vi or emacs.

	That is their call. Its either simple enough that they will want
	to learn something more powerful, or powerful enough that they
	do not need to.
> But if one is added, a few requirement should be met. First of all, it
> should display with BIG LETTERS how to get the hell out, and preferably
> all other help as well.

> Second, it shouldn't be the default editor for anything. (or perhaps if
> one selects novice install from sysinst.. if such an option is added in
> the future).
	Fine by me.