[TAG] anedocte & hard info
frank.n.dale at eastcoast.co.za
Mon Apr 19 12:09:18 MSD 2004
Thomas Adam wrote:
> Frank, you must forgive my cynicism, but the way you're writing
> asking the questions sounds very much like a
> assignment. Just what is it you're wanting to do?
You are forgiven but I do not see any cynicism.
You are just running away with transcendental
I once read in Bertrand Russell's History of Western
Philosophy one anedocte about Aristotle. The guy
asserted that women have fewer teeths than men.
He was so firmly convinced that he never bothered
to ask any woman around him to open her mouth.
Anyway. I have forked a console editor, jed,
a well known editor. It has now Windows manners
and obeys extended keys with modifiers, not the
crippled keymap that afflicts the Linux console.
It is available here:
For the moment being, its help system is very sketchy,
I am writing it. And I want to explain why the editor
has no syntax highlighting and why it is impossible to
have decent colouring in the console - even with the
framebuffer activated. (You gave the last push,
and I am now sold 99% on the kernel hack.)
I just want to be sure I will not be asserting
something in the way Aristotle and yourself do.
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