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Re: Adding the "links" text mode web browser to the base system

On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, Aleksej Saushev wrote:

As for text editor flamewar, it's you provoking it. Unfortunatly,
Emacs, of any of the two existing branches, is the only usable text editor
originating (to some extent) from Unix rather than DOS-Windows tradition.
vi is for BSD fanatics, I have yet to see non-technical person who feels
better with vi than with Emacs. Even system administrators want to use
sane tools which vi is not. Their first packages include Midnight
Commander, Joe, Nano or other similar tools to facilitate editing small
files. _Not_ another vi, they already have one in base.

Oh god. You're the one who mentioned emacs, a word that makes a lot of
people cringe.

When I was a CS tutor, most students didn't give a crap about emacs and
just used pico. I don't like emacs much, but I'd rather people learn
emacs than pico (they used arrow keys instead of the control keys, btw).

Anyway, emacs is a framework I don't want to need on my computer.

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte

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