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Re: simple editor required

From: Bruce Ingalls
Subject: Re: simple editor required
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 15:12:02 GMT
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Paul Edwards wrote:
I'm wanting to use emacs as a substitute for vi.

I'm after the following features:

1. When I press the "a" key I want an "a" to appear on the screen
(that rules out "vi").

Add to your vi. is the equivalent for emacs. However, you may
find yourself turning off features.

4. When I attempt to mark a block of text, I don't expect a find or
a goto to lose my marker (that rules out Xemacs 20.4).

Rules out most editors.
I would expect to copy or cut selected text, before moving on to another
How do you expect to unselect text?

Emacs is designed to be powerful, not simple.
Try nedit or pico for less featureful editors.

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