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Re: OT: mutt/nano spell checking

>---- Original Message ----
>From: jon+debian-user@alcopop.org
>To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>Subject: Re: OT: mutt/nano spell checking
>Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:44:56 +0100
>>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
+1.  I teach C in a Debian environment and my students (most of whom
have never used *nix) use nano.

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