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Re: Editor wars considered harmful

Bruce Perens <bruce-13297@debian.novare.net> writes:

> Francesco Tapparo:
> > Of course ae will be used in the boot disks, but in the default
> > installation, joe must be the choiche, IMO.
> From: Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi>
> > This is a editor war. Please don't continue it.
> Don't worry, whether or not he continues it, he will be ignored.
> There will be no editor in the 2.0 base system except perhaps for "ae",
> and even then "ae" should only be used for long enough to get a real
> editor installed from a package.

I'd like to be involved in such discussions ...

> "vi" was included in the 1.3 base only
> because there was space for it, not as a policy decision,

There is enough space on the disks, and the elvis-tiny (it's an older
elvis) is tiny and much more vi-ish than ae's vi mode.

(Nowadays many people won't install base from floppy, so I'd even risk
more base floppies, but currently this is plain speculation, because
there is enough free space (more than 800kBK for 1.44MB floppies).)

> Editors are to be installed from packages. Period.

It is installed from a package during base creation. Period as well.

However "period" is no argument.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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