[TUHS] cat -v and other complaints

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Tue Sep 4 04:11:33 AEST 2018

On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 01:04:01PM -0500, Cág wrote:
> On top of that I don't get how Acme adheres to the philosophy. It's
> basically a reverse engineered, unavailable on the console, GNU Emacs
> with a mouse-driven interface.
My pet theory is that Acme was going to replace Rio, at which time it
would be 'the interface' again instead of a text editor with a
slightly-incompatible filesystem interface.  There are some hints toward
this if you squint hard enough, but I can't prove it.
"Unavailable on the console" is kind of a cheap shot when talking about
an operating system that deliberately doesn't support consoles.  Part of
the point was outgrowing TTYs.
The emacs comparison is a favorite of mine because it's so close to
being an anagram, but obviously Acme never suffered from lisp fetishism.
I still dislike Acme for basically all the same reasons I dislike emacs.

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