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Re: Bug#197835: [PROPOSAL]: integrated environments are allowed

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 07:42:01AM -0800, Britton wrote:
> Perhaps we should
> 1. Not ship with EDITOR/PAGER set to anything by default (well written old
>    standalone programs should then default to vi and more, or get a bug
>    report).

This is already the case. See section 10.9

> 2. Always honor EDITOR/PAGER if they are set.

This is already the case. See section 12.4

> 3. Make sure GNOME programs can be set up to launch a different editor
>    than $EDITOR/$PAGER with user intervention.

> This approach translate as "if I don't know whats going on, give me the
> upstream author's default, otherwise, give me my favorite editor unless
> I've already specified that it doesn't work well for this application".

Could you expend how 1 2 3 above implement that?

Anyway, I disagree with this approach. The correct approach is 'if I
don't know whats going on, give me a consistant default i.e. always the
same for a given configuration, not a default that change for each
launcher programs.' 

> On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Bill Allombert wrote:
Please search for 'top posting' on google.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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