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Re: Adding a simple editor to the base system
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:22:50AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> > nothing printed constantly on the screen but a F1 help hook
> It's not safe to rely on function keys being usable. Even when the
> keys are physically present, their working properly relies on a correct
> termcap/terminfo description, and a correct TERM value, both of which
> may be difficult to arrange.
> Keys like arrows and page up/page down are much more likely to work even
> if the TERM definition is slightly wrong.
Keys like hjkl are much more likely to work even if the TERM definition
is (less sligthly) wrong.
Oh, and we already have a VI trainer in the base system ... it's
Well, if you want your editor to work in that situation, you have
to use ctrl codes and hope that stty doesn't remap them... or you
have to learn ed. I agree that it's probably the safest "remote
hands" editor when things are broken, but that's *different* from
a fast to learn editor for the beginner.
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