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

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 12:56:00PM -0700, Chris Waters wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:32:02PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > Yes, what we are discussing will not affect newbies.  But I imagine
> > a lot of experienced users have EDITOR and especially PAGER set
> > consistently, and this will affect them.
> If the history of the vi vs. emacs flamewars teach us anything, it's
> that most experienced users would rather fight than switch when it
> comes to editors.  Frankly, if some stupid app insists on ignoring
> what I've defined as the One True $EDITOR(tm), I would take it out
> back, shoot it, drive a stake through its heart, chop off its head,
> fill its mouth with garlic, and bury it under the crossroads at
> midnight.  That's how evil I think this proposal is.

I have to agree.  If I set $EDITOR or $VISUAL to the editor I want, and
some "integrated" application overrides that, it most certainly gets
removed from my system.  I honestly can't believe someone would suggest
overriding a admin/user's choice in any way shape or form.  What I've
read of this proposal indicates just that, the overriding of a specified

Jamin W. Collins

This is the typical unix way of doing things: you string together lots
of very specific tools to accomplish larger tasks. -- Vineet Kumar

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