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Re: Emergency Editors (was Stabble Tag move)

From: Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:32:17 -0800

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 03:07:49 +0800
Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> *SNIP*
> > 
> >     We aren't going to do that, it requires bringing too much junk
> >     into / that really should remain in /usr, hence the idea of
> >     having a small, simple-stupid full screen emergency editor that
> >     outputs a limited set of hardwired ANSI escape sequences really
> >     appeals to me.
> > 
> > 					-Matt
> > 					Matthew Dillon 
> > 					<dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I would be happy with no more functionality than in 'ee' or 'pico'.
> This is for occasional use only, after all. We all have other choices
> for serious work....

I'm also interested in such a tool (but I don't really have the time to
write it ATM).  I feel that, done well, it could replace 'ee' (which is,
for the record, not WARNS=6 clean, not BSD licensed, and currently
broken [or at least, hobbled] because of ncurses 5.4, AFAICT.)


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