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Text editor discussions may be, and perhaps should be, a veritable
religious matter for programmers and UNIX gurus. But the priorities for
newbie end users are quite different. Having been such a person not long
ago, I can tell that vi and any flavor of emacs are the wrong choice.

I just fired up ae, which I haven't looked at in a while, and I think
George is right. It is about as intuitive as pico, and about as intuitive
as your are going to find in a command line interface. It has my vote.

I also still think you need to consider another editor as the default for
X, and I'm sticking by my choice of Tkedit.


On Sat, 31 Jan 1998, George Bonser wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Jan 1998, DAVID B. TEAGUE wrote:
> > Guys - 
> > 
> > Come on!  TEXT EDITOR discussions are a deeply religious matter.  I even
> > have a hymn for my favorite editor, EMACS.  (I'll quote it, if anyone
> > asks to hear it. :) I was a vi user, and I still use vi when I am
> > compelled to do so. 
> Right, both vi and emacs are wrong choices. If someone can come up with an
> editor >30K, I will consider it.  This editor must go on the install disk
> so that you can escape to a shell and make changes.
> George Bonser 
> If NT is the answer, you didn't understand the question. (NOTE: Stolen sig)
> http://www.debian.org
> Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.