If you don't have an Alt key then you're not running DOS on a PC,Quote:> >Have you actually tried that? :) I see you didn't. It is intuitive
> >because when you're in DOS editor, it always says on the bottom:
> >"Press Alt <Enter> to activate menus. Alt is a standard key for menu
> >activation in many non-Unix apps.
> What if you don't have an alt key? I hardly ever edit files on
my argument was about DOS and PC keyboard hence alternative
comparisons are irrelevant.
You don't use DOS editor in an X session, do you? :) Well,Quote:> the same machine where my keyboard is connected. Even if the
> keyboard happens to have an alt key it won't work unless the
> connection has the bandwidth for an X session.
maybe you do in dosemu but then you can't edit files remotely
You don't use DOS editor over a telnet session. I didn't meanQuote:> >I mean,
> >all the software is evolving and becomes more powerful and easier.
> >However, I don't see much difference between 10 years old VI copy
> >running in SunOS lab and the one installed on my Linux system. It is
> >still as hostile as it used to be.
> Hostile? You mean it is still just as easy as ever for the people
> who took the small amount of time to learn it 10 or 15 years ago.
> Think of all the mouse-miles they've saved by now, not to mention
> the time wasted trying to make <alt> work over a telnet session.
Alt was a good key. I didn't advocate Alt keys. All I said was
to show that it was _intuitive_ to exit DOS editor. I actually
hate Alt key myself.
I will stop arguing when VI users agree that there's no Perfect
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