Re: We need easier installation.
On Sat, Oct 24, 1998 at 02:08:35AM -0400, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 1998 at 09:51:10PM -0500, David Engel wrote:
> > I'll tell you which ones to install by default -- any ones as long as
> > the result is consistent and deterministic. The key is that new users
> > don't have to fuss with a decision they don't know enough (yet) to
> > make and that experienced users who do know can easily override the
> > default if it doesn't suit them.
> I'm not sure I follow you. Do you mean that any version of vi would be
> okay, because new users don't know the difference anyway? I'd think that
Yes, the simplicity of having a single, reasonable default far out
weighs the complexity of forcing the user to choose among multiple,
roughly equal alternatives.