Subject: Re: RFC simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 01/09/2000 01:00:11
[Despite the one message being fired off into -advocacy, I'm leaving this
in current-users. One can mkae a case for either list, I think, but
all of the messages in this thread are here...]
>> Wait, did I mention ed?
>> Yes. ed. It's not glitzy. It feels a little primitive, BUT: It's
>> quite simple to learn how to use;
>Only if you already know regexps. Otherwise the s command will act in
>various surprising ways when you happen to unwittingly use a regexp
>character in it. Perhaps ed needs a way to disable regexps.
I agree. That's why I had in mind only pointing out a core set of
features of ed. Perhaps I didn't make that clear. The set would be
Line numbers, line-ranges (for display), insertion, deletion,
(Line ranges would be described exclusively in terms of line-numbers,
though it might be hinted that there are other ways to address lines.)
Nothing fancy, just functional.
"I probably don't know what I'm talking about." --firstname.lastname@example.org