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Re: An 'ae' testimony

On Fri, May 21, 1999 at 10:51:03PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
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> On 21 May 1999 22:38:14 -0700, Chris Waters wrote:
> >I think ee is a good choice, I'm not sure it's the right choice, I'm
> >not sure there is a right choice.  If we put a vi on, we get a
> >(probably deserved) reputation for newbie hostility.  If we don't, we
> >alienate all the experienced people, who expect vi to be a basic tool
> >available everywhere.
>     Then we should ditch the vi idea altogether.  Why?  Sure, *some*
> experienced people will expect it.  Here's one experienced person who
> doesn't, however.  What I *do* expect is an *easy* editor, not one that
> conforms to how I work.
>     It is the very fact that experienced users are, well, experienced that
> they should be excluded from consideration.  Anyone who, if they are like me,
> can switch from joe to vim to CUA in the span of 1 minute (done it at work
> more than once in the past week) can read the fscking help screen.  It is the
> newbies who don't know RTFM yet that need to be catered to. 
>     When setting up a system we don't need something that we can code the
> bible in 20 different languages.  All we need is this:
> Up/Down/Left/Right
> PgUp/PgDn
> Delete character
> Backspace
> Delete line
> Mark a block
> Cut/copy/move/paste block

But would be nice to have something that saves and exits cleanly when you ask
it, i think that is the most important feature, something ae don't do all the
time in his current incarnation.



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