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Re: Adding a simple editor to the base system

Arnaud Lacombe <> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:38 PM, David Brownlee <> 
> wrote:
>>        I find vi easier and more pleasant to use than ee, but then I
>>        prefer vi to any number of other editors. Unfortunately (or
>>        possibly fortunately), we're not discussing what I like, but
>>        what a user who has never used either would be *able* to use.
> You don't answer my point on ee's MMI. I don't care if you prefer vi
> or emacs, I'm pointing out that ee's MMI sucks and even GNU nano has a
> better easy-to-use-ness.
> I might be all for a *simple* text editor. Take ee and strip it from
> all its formating options. Just keep open/"save&quit"/"quit&drop
> modification" directly accessible, not more, no undo/redo, no bogus
> emacs shortcut, no paragraph reformatting, no stupid question about
> modified buffer, nothing printed constantly on the screen but a F1
> help hook, no menu. To summarize, a text editor which just edit text,
> not a swiss knife and not in base.

Maybe someone should make vi to display cheet sheet on "F1".


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