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Re: An 'ae' testimony

This is a loose/loose situation.

ae IS NOT vi, but can sort of simulate the more important vi commands.
However it doesn't even do that the same way, so "real" vi users are put
off byt the quit functionality.

The vi link was to satisfy those whose fingers can type nothing but vi.
Personally I don't get it.

ae comes up with a complete list of available commands on the screen.
There is little chance of "misunderstanding" what editor is on the screen
if one is the least bit observant.

I would be more than pleased to have some other vi simulator on the boot
disks so I could remove the vi-trash from the Debian implementation of ae.


On Fri, 21 May 1999, Jules Bean wrote:

> I don't want to start a flame-war, so be gentle..
> I was just mindlessly (in a tongue-in-cheek way) evangalising Debian on
> a mailing list I'm on, and I got a private response from a SuSE user. 
> He had installed Debian from a CD (he didn't say which version, I'm
> afraid) and 'vi fstab' to mount his old partitions.
> Then he had attempting to do something which would have worked in vi (he
> didn't give specifics) but doesn't work in 'ae', which resulted in the
> file getting mangled, and saved.
> So he switched to SuSE.
> I'm aware this isn't a particularly helpful post - I'm not suggesting a
> solution, I don't know what the solution is.  But it makes you think.
> Jules
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