A question for developers

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Aug 13 01:53:44 UTC 2009

On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:08:52 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> There *are* good points about joe, eg.:
>   - It works very well even with pretty dumb terminals.
>   - It has a very small footprint
>   - It supports many features a `coder' expects (auto indentation,
>     custom tab sizes, macros, etc.)

Syntax highlighting! Syntax highlighting! :-)

Other points are automatic file backups, different modes
(depending on $0) and so on.

> It is much nicer to describe the *good* points about joe, instead of
> making silly jokes about keyboard shortcuts in other editors.

If you make jokes, use the recommended ones, such as the
well-known escape-meta-alt-control-shift key combinations. :-)

(Finally, I'm the wrong person to have an opinion here, because
I never used emacs much; its magic didn't open up to me. But
joe is really a great editor, powerful, and still easy to use.)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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