Subject: Re: RFC: Simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: (NetBSD/current-users Maillist) <>
From: Antti Kantee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/07/2000 21:32:12
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 ;)
and second of all it will probably make people less willing to learn to
use a decent editor such as vi or emacs.

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).

The reasonable choises are perhaps as you say ee from FreeBSD and
perhaps ae from Debian Linux. I haven't used either, so I can't really
tell. Has anyone ported MS-DOS edit? ;)

.. how about we just add vilearn to the base set? ;P

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