Re: CHAT: The ridiculously stupid, offtopic HCI thread.
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 3, 2004, 23:46|
John Cowan wrote:
> Keith Gaughan scripsit:
>>Yup, they're mostly Unix tools that date from the '70s. Nobody uses ed
> /me waves his hand.
> Well, actually, I use ex; ed is a bit too minimal even for me, particularly
> in the lack of prompting and the absence of "z". (Maybe I should hack
> GNU ed to incorporate the few ex features I actually use, and switch
> to it.)
Well, isn't vi just ex with a shiny surface? But then, ex is just ed
with a sanitised interface.
But, as has been said, you can't beat cat.
>>but emacs and vi are commonly used because vi has a small
>>footprint making it useful for admins who need a powerful editor they
>>can fit on a floppy.
> In fact, vim is about 900K, GNU Emacs about 1500K; the size difference
> isn't that huge any more. (There are vi's that are smaller than vim,
> of course.)
Yup, I'm talking about good old stevie and elvis.
Indeed. And I've bought the book already myself. Two thumb to ESR.
> Eric Raymond is the Margaret Mead of the Open Source movement.
> --Bruce Perens,
> some years ago
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