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Re: woody release task needs help: package priorities

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Emacs is not `the standard editor', it is just one of the two most popular
> ones. More importantly, we need an editor in the b-f that everyone can
> use easily without having to know emacs, vi or any other editor.

The first thing I involuntarily discovered in vi was the exit command.
*shudder* I think nano will do it. There doesn't seem to be another
editor that is as intuitive in Debian. (though, the keyboard shortcuts
may be confusing for emacs users)

Although zile is another nice stripped down emacs, it has the emacs
spirit totally intimidating any new luser.

Many people on our unix system use pico for editing on terms and are
comfortable with the interface. Though a coder friend of mine used to
write his programs with ed. 

If only we had ced on unix ;)


Eray Ozkural (exa)
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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