Re: A proposal to improve dselect
When Chow Chi-Ming wrote, I replied:
This seems easily addressed by honoring the Users' EDITOR environment
variable setting, so why not?
> >>>>> "Hamish" == Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hamish> We should certainly not force a particular editor down
> Hamish> anyone's throat, especially emacs :-)
> I think it is pretty safe to assume that many Linux people use BASH.
> >From the bash manpage
> This is the library that handles reading input when using
> an interactive shell, unless the -nolineediting option is
> given. By default, the line editing commands are similar
> to those of emacs. A vi-style line editing interface is
> also available.
> I don't remember seeing complains saying bash should certainly not
> force emacs-bindings down someone's throat.
> IMHO, having some consistencies across applications that involve
> editing is good. Having said that, are key bindings of an editor
> appropriate for dselect is another question.
> Billy C.-M. Chow <email@example.com>
> Department of Systems Engineering
> The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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