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Re: Some developement questions

From: hw
Subject: Re: Some developement questions
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:59:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> How about getting new users in the first place?  Ergus is right that
>> Emacs is not the default editor --- I always have to explicitly install
>> it and it always annoys me that it isn't installed by default for any of
>> Centos, Debian, Gentoo, Fedora.  Ubuntu and arch probably don't have a
>> good default, either.  Instead, you always need to guess which editor
>> might be installed unless you installed one, and that is usually at
>> least vi, which I don't get along with.
> AFAIK even `vi` is not installed by default.

It seems to be in Fedora.  Debian uses nano; I don't know if vi is still
installed along with it.

> IOW, by default, there is basically no text editor installed.  And while
> I also find it annoying I think it makes a lot of sense: the majority of
> computer users don't even know what is a text editor, nor would they
> know what to do with one.

There isn't really much to do with a computer without an editor.  That
is how the majority of people doesn't know what they can do with a
computer, and how they can not be called "users".

So it doesn't make sense not to install an editor by default.  Someone
might find it and learn and eventually evolve into a user.

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