Re: [dev] Suckless word processing solution?

From: Robert C Corsaro <>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:46:44 -0400

Jessta wrote:
> On 04/10/2009, markus schnalke <> wrote:
>> [2009-10-01 13:51] pancake <>
>>> * ved (visual mode for vim, but using ed, indent, etc.. that
>>> is
>>> reimplement the basics of visual text editor using ed and other
>>> scripts as backend)
>> vi is the visual mode for ed (for ex, to be exact). It can also invoke
>> arbitrary external programs.
>> Why reinvent the wheel?
> That cliche really annoys me. The wheel has been constantly reinvented
> for thousands of years and there are currently companies spending
> millions of dollar researching how they can reinvent it again.
> vi is a terrifying beast, I imagine pancake was thinking of making
> something less terrifying.
I imagine that any editor that is optimized to make editing extremely
quick and efficient will be a terrifying beast. I respect the opinion
that vi sucks, but I don't respect that opinion that text editing should
be so simple to learn that my grandmother could do it. I edit text 8+
hours a day so I don't mind spending some time learning to be more
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