[TUHS] Borland's C++ BuilderX, Personal Edition

Wesley Parish wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Thu Jul 21 17:41:54 AEST 2005

On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 07:50, Andrzej Popielewicz wrote:
> Uz.ytkownik Tim Newsham napisa?:
> >> "vi". Editing with "cat" is possible but not very useful. I am not going
> >> to learn "ed".
> >
> > Why?
> Simply because. Because I do not like ed.
> I want to have useful and user friendly system. To use ed, only because
> it is the oldest editor, does not make any sense for me.
> I appreciate ed, because of sed, because sed has some similarity to ed
> and is extremely useful as a tool.

If you have a  look at the more modern *BSD, you'll see that vi contains ed 
and ex.  It should be possible to backport that to V7 and likewise to 
> Unix is not about ed, Unix is about unlimited possibilities of adding
> new software , new applications or new editors, it makes Unix beautiful
> that it can develop and not editor ed.If ed were all Unix has, it would
> not survive.
> I hope You accept that someone else can have different favourite
> editors. I prefer vi, or even more vim, which is perfect editor.Of
> course in the case of emulator missing user friendly editor is not a
> problem, because I can edit under Coherent and then build under
> emulator.It is good to have a choice, and Unix offers it.
> >> Did You try to port "vi" to Unix Version 7 system ? I can
> >
> > Why!?
> As I said, because I like vi more than ed. Do You suggest , that James
> should invest giant amount of time into porting V7 to x86/x64 and than
> after use only one editor , namely ed ? As if it was prohibited to
> develop another editor ?
> Andrzej

Wesley Parish
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