Re: [wmii] Re: quick thanks... for wmii

From: Bill Puschmann <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:43:27 -0500

Uriel wrote:

> If your terminal sucks ass don't blame your text editor.

and then later (defending the self-same argument) says:

> That ed adapts so cleanly and elegantly to the Plan 9 environment

Actually - no. ed doesn't adapt, Plan 9 spends its time overcoming the
deficiencies of its own applications.

Again, later:

> because by design [vi/vim] is stuck in a environment of the stone age(or
> some hideous reconstruction of such environment)

Funny argument coming from the one arguing for cat and ed.

You claim Ken got by just fine with those and look at the wonderful stuff he
wrote, so why bother using anything newer (you later address the "bloat"
issue, but not here). That's like arguing why bother with computers and
paper? The Persians got along fine for hundreds of years with clay tablets
and cuneiform!

Uriel, you usually make a rational argument. Granted, you're so acerbic
that your words are more likely to upset your audience then sway them. But
this is really poor for your standards.

Pancho needs your prayers, it's true.  But save a few for Lefty, too.
-- T. Van Zandt
Received on Fri Jan 19 2007 - 17:43:31 UTC

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