Re: [dev] Experimental editor

From: Peter John Hartman <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:53:46 -0400

> > A simple editor probably shouldn't have any more keybindings than, say,
> > surf; in fact one or two less: page up/down, up/right/left/down, and find.
> > One doesn't need modes for that.  If you want to do something wacked out to
> > your file (like go to the third word on the 4th sentence and delete every
> > vowel), that should probably be done *outside* the editor.
> I've got a long comment queued up (restricted internet situation at
> work), but just to respond to the comment about moving stuff "outside
> the editor". One big disadvantage of doing everything "by hand" is
> that such stuff isn't in an undo history that you can execute. I tend
> to use undo a certain amount, mostly immediately (which could be
> simulated by just keeping one copy) but a reasonable amount undoing
> several sets of changes.

I can't wait. As to revision control, just use software made to handle
revision control. The editor doesn't need to do this.


sic dicit magister P
PhD Candidate
Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
University of Toronto
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