Thanks Tim.

That is some very useful feedback.

I am aiming to build something that is almost as easy to use as Notepad.

Don't know if I'll be successful or not, but nice to know people value simplicity.


On 09/14/2011 08:18 AM, Tim Streater wrote:
On 14 Sep 2011 at 12:40, Richard Quadling<>  wrote:

On 14 September 2011 01:23, tamouse mailing lists
<>  wrote:
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Robert Cummings<>
I'm a big fan of editors that work in the terminal.

You'll get my emacs when you pry it out of my cold dead hands.

Pah! You and your full screen editor.

EDLIN is the way to go.

Is that more or less terse than TECO?

Back in 1989 when I was at SLAC, they were just getting into unix, and debates were 
raging about which editor to standardise on and teach people (emacs, vi, jove, 
etc). Because this wasn't settled, I started using notepad (and later, dxnotepad) 
and got on with coding. Six months later, the debates were still raging. I then had 
an epiphany: I'd been using notepad for six moths&  got work done. It took me 5 
minutes to find out how to use it. I didn't need teaching about it or to have a 
manual. So IMO, emacs, vi, and all their ilk belong in the dustbin of history.

Cheers  --  Tim

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