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Re: Fwd: [Contributors] Microsoft Windows Is Offically Broken



On Thursday 29 September 2005 02:35, James Wilkinson wrote:
> Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > There is no way but the one true way and developers are its prophets.
> > It should have been easy for me to get rid of
> > vim's awful colors and its automatic indentation.
> > That said, too much automation can be a security hazard.
>
> Hang on: you're making some good points about user-friendliness, but
> you're seriously using *vim* as an example?
>
> Don't get me wrong: it's a great editor, and I'm typing this into it
> now. But it's *not* aimed at the average user: it's aimed at people who
> know how vi works or want to learn. That really does include knowing a
> bit about Unix. In other words, I *do* think it's reasonable for vim's
> developers to expect users to know that per-user configuration for a
> program foo might just be held in ~/.foorc .
>
> And are
> syntax off
> and
> set noai
> *so* difficult to find out about? set [no]ai is there in plain and
> standard vi, for goodness' sake!
>
> James.
>
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Which brings another point. You are not limited to a particular program or 
group of programs S.A Word, Note Pad, et al, built with the same corporate 
policies and philosophies. Indeed there are usually several divergent options 
to choose from each with it's own strengths and weaknesses.


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