Subject: Re: RFC: Simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2000 14:55:56
On Fri, Jan 07, 2000 at 06:40:56PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> It would be good if NetBSD shipped with a simple screen editor
> in the base system, to help novices.
I strongly disagree. The idiocy with 'ee' is the most-expressed gripe
about FreeBSD that I've heard. In fact, I've seen it be a key point
in the *rejection* of FreeBSD at one major Unix site.
'vi' is just fine. If you don't like vi, ed works fine, too.
We are not FreeBSD. We are not Linux. We do not need to screw over
experienced Unix users or bloat the distribution for the convenience
of people who would shortly trip and fall over plenty of other fine
points of Unix anyway on their way up the learning curve.