[TAG] anedocte & hard info
thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 19 18:50:29 MSD 2004
--- "frank.n.dale" <frank.n.dale at eastcoast.co.za> wrote:
> 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.
DO NOT patronise me, sir!
> 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:
I am familiar with Jed. It does not have a crippled keymap, it uses the
same ones that Emacs does.
> 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 see. Well the truth is until I test it myself, I am not sure. But from
listening to your symptoms I would say it would require a kernel hack. But
I use Jed on the console just fine running FB - just how much colour do
you want to give people?
> I just want to be sure I will not be asserting
> something in the way Aristotle and yourself do.
Comparing me to that anecdote is insulting.
-- Thomas Adam
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"<shrug> We'll just save up your sins, Thomas, and punish
you for all of them at once when you get better. The
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