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Re: OT: mutt/nano spell checking

Jon Dowland wrote:
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

I've been using gnu/linux only for 10 years in my office and home, and have been using nano for a few years for a variety of tasks, mostly quick-n-dirty config edits, quick scripts, etc. But, I confess, I use gui editors for most coding, etc., but, then, I wrote my own editor (http://freshmeat.net/projects/tickletext/). if it's any consolation to the Vi(m) guys, while that Psych/Therapist in Emacs is kind of amusing, I think emacs is a bloated mess, and that its keybindings are equally as confusing, if not more so...besides, emacs isn't an editor, it's an entire desktop gui...if it had its own kernel, it would be a whole OS.

Translation & Interpreting

Así también, la lengua es un miembro pequeño,
y se gloría de grandes cosas.
He aquí, un pequeño fuego
¡Cuán grande bosque enciende!

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