[TUHS] Remember the ed thread?

Bakul Shah bakul at iitbombay.org
Wed Mar 31 12:34:10 AEST 2021

On Mar 30, 2021, at 4:38 PM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
> I missed the fact that Posix and Linux ed support s/foo/bar/3 (as opposed to s3/foo/bar); ex does not, unfortunately.

By analogy with s/RE/replacement/g, it would have made more sense
to allow sN/foo/bar/M to mean replace M instances of foo with bar,
starting the Nth instance of foo. N & M default to 1. M can also be g.

> We need a Great Unification of Line Editors.

Add in sam's command language as well!

Alternately I'd want k style array language built in, enhanced with

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