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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 01:44:50 -0800 (PST)
From: Samuel Vincent <svincent AT cs DOT sonoma DOT edu>
To: Herbert Kremser <kremser AT sbox DOT tu-graz DOT ac DOT at>
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: DJGPP and Editing


On Sun, 5 Nov 1995, Herbert Kremser wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Nov 1995, Sam Vincent wrote:
> 
> > I have a question for everyone talking about editors..
> > 
> > What's wrong with using the standard msdos.. Edit ?
> > 
> > I've been using it for a long while now and it seems suffiscient.
> > 
> > Is there something I'm missing out on?
> 
> Well, actually nobody said there's something wrong with edit.
> Of course it's mainly available for MS-DOS afaik, if you have IBM-DOS
> or NOVELL-DOS or whatever, you usually will have a slightly different editor.
> 
> If you like for instance edlin, be happy with it and use it.
> But there are others which don't like it.
> 
> I know many people who really hate vi, especially those which only where
> familiar with DOS/WINDOWS before. I in contrast, do like vi _very_ much,
> especially because of the fact, that it exists on all platform i use,
> and even if i have many hosts between my login terminal, and the machine 
> where i need to edit something. It's the only full-screen editor
> i know, which has this ability. Besides that it's powerful enough for my 
> needs, even more powerful than what i really would need, to be true.
> 
> IMHO it's good to only need to learn to use 1 editor for many systems,
> compared to have to use a special editor for each platform, but of
> course this is only my personal point of view.
> 
> So if anyone asks for a good editor, i try to help and recommend my
> favorite one. If nobody asks of course, and you are happy with what you 
> have, why do you join this thread?  The original poster _wanted_ a new
> editor.
> 
> So again, if you are happy with your editor, use it and be happy with it.
> But do _not_ flame others, who are asking a different editor, or those
> who suggest these people a different one.
> 
> :-)
> 
> Herbert
> __
> Herbert Kremser                                      |  "On the Internet,
> kremser AT flinux DOT tu-graz DOT ac DOT at                         |   nobody knows
> kremser AT sbox DOT tu-graz DOT ac DOT at                           |   you're a dog." 
> 
> 

Um..  you call that a flame?
I asked what I was missing out on.. ;)

-Sam

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