Re: [dev] snotes v0.9 - a simple notes system

From: Chris Down <>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:30:40 +0800

I also believe these were the original semantics, but they are difficult to
get around in a modern environment. Also of course this assumes that the
user is even using xterm. Perhaps there should be something like


And, if SNOTES_TERMINAL is defined, it is put under wordsplitting and used
(no arrays if we want to be POSIXly correct).


On 5 February 2013 09:09, Charlie Kester <> wrote:

> On 02/04/2013 13:09, markus schnalke wrote:
>> On my system VISUAL is set to `vi', which is a common situation.
>> Your code assumes that VISUAL contains a graphical editor.
> I'm not sure, but I think the semantics when this variable
> first began to be used was to distinguish a full-screen editor
> like vi (or emacs) from a line editor like ed.
> If so, you're quite correct in saying that there's no implication
> that it refers to a GUI.
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