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Re: Do we really care how many floppies are in the base?

CD Rasmussen writes:

>Here is another vote for vi in the base set.  On a well populated
>system, Isn't ed used only for scripting and couldn't ex do the same
>thing?  Do we need ed at all except for completeness?  (I'm now open
>to be flame-broiled)

Personally I can't stand vi and am therefore going to be prejudiced
against anything to do with it ... but I believe I'm being fairly
objective in asserting that something like ee would be much better for
naive users.

It's also only slightly bigger than ed.

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