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Re: [Bug-ed] Regarding a general interest in ed functionality

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-ed] Regarding a general interest in ed functionality
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 20:11:58 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Claudio Fontana scripsit:

> I am appreciating ed quite a lot actually recently for its niche..
> it may not be popular, but to change configuration files on heavily
> loaded machines running somewhere on the other side of the world
> with very bad connectivity.. it is much better than emacs (which is
> not generally installed where I need to log on, and would be too slow),
> and for me much more practical than vi.

I use ex (the line mode of vi) for almost all my editing and programming
tasks, and prefer it to any other editor.  It's a superset of ed (okay,
a few minor inconsistencies).  I was planning to fork GNU ed to make my
own ex, but just in time Vim 7.0 came out, which was the first Vim to
have a competent ex mode.

But you, Wormtongue, you have done what you could for your true master.  Some
reward you have earned at least.  Yet Saruman is apt to overlook his bargains.
I should advise you to go quickly and remind him, lest he forget your faithful
service.  --Gandalf             John Cowan <address@hidden>

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