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Re: OT: mutt/nano spell checking

On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 04:27:56PM -0400, Chris Jones wrote:
> 'p' for 'paste' does strike me as rather more intuitive
> than Ctrl-V.

That all depends on your background. I use vi every day (I
am a UNIX systems administrator); most of the time my vi is
actually vim; but I wouldn't for a second recommend it to
anyone who was not already familiar with the original vi (or
any other modal editor: I can't name any others).

Just about anyone who isn't an old-hand UNIX user will have
some familiarity with a modeless editor and will have used
an environment where CTRL+V is the key binding for 'paste',
as it's been the default for over 10 years in GNOME, KDE,
Mac OS, and Windows, to name but four.

Nano is a perfectly fine, minimal-featured modeless editor.
It was written as a F/OSS clone of 'pico', which is not DFSG
free. It is considerably more intuitive and user friendly to
the vast majority of people who are new to Debian or Linux
(and thus are not already affiliated with any particular
church or cult of $EDITOR). See
<http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.1/faq.html#1.4> for more

Jon Dowland

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