[haiku-development] Re: Vim episodes. IV. It is ready to breathe...

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 11:09:13 +0200 CEST

"Stephan Assmus" <superstippi@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > If you don't know vim, why do you start it in the first place? Just 
> > because you heard it's an editor??
> > Why would you want to use commands you don't know to use? The shell 
> > commands can be pretty destructive, and so you better always know 
> > what 
> > you're doing.
> It has been said before that you end up in vi not on purpose. I don't 
> know why
> we even discuss this still.

Because one could go on forever with this. I'm not arguing that vim is 
a stupid thing, I just don't see the mentality switch that Fredrik 
wants to see; it's just the question of where to draw the line.
FWIW, I actually wasn't aware that there are apps that let you end up 
in vim without you knowing it - adding "nano" additionally would not 
solve this, though, so removing vim would be the better option for 
those apps (and eventually making sure EDITOR is set by default).

> open could figure out that you are logged in remotely, or that the 
> desktop is not
> running, and then launch terminal apps in your current session. For 
> example a
> text editor that manages to explain itself when you don't know it.

That sounds really nice.


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