You're absolutely correct. What I was getting at was the problem I have
with anyone being embarrassed about the fact that they choose to edit
text files in an easy to use tool like pico or nano. I'm sure that there
are great things, to be said about vi and emacs. It just annoys me that
people made to feel stigmatized for choosing not to use one of these
David Cloutman <[log in to unmask]>
Electronic Services Librarian
Marin County Free Library
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Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:50 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] K&R (was: Gartner on OSS)
On Mar 31, 2008, at 12:43 PM, Cloutman, David wrote:
> I use nano, which is the same thing as pico, more or less. I wrote my
> first web pages using pico in a unix shell. I always thought it was a
> great editor. I use nano almost daily, even on my Windows machines.
> I just don't see the attaction to vi. I understand the need to know
> but the fundamentalist furvor that some people have for the program
> baffles me.
Can I pre-emptively declare Godwin?
They are all just tools -nothing more and probably a lot less.
Find one and master it has always been my take on these sorts of
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