[TUHS] The size of EMACS, and what hides in kLOCs

Michael Kjörling michael at kjorling.se
Mon Feb 27 18:26:13 AEST 2017


On 26 Feb 2017 20:48 -0500, from usotsuki at buric.co (Steve Nickolas):
>> On 26 February 2017 at 12:28, Andy Kosela <andy.kosela at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Are you sure it was emacs?  Most probably it was pico, which was the default
>>> editor for pine.
>> 
>> Ah well, I am not sure -- that betrayed my emacs bias.  I saw ^X^C and
>> assumed emacs.
> 
> Huh.  pico's exit is just ^X, not ^X^C.

Yes. Pico and Nano have pretty much the same key bindings for
everything that both have (there may be some minor exception), and ^X
triggers an exit. If there are any unsaved changes, it will ask what
to do; hitting ^C at that point brings you right back to the editor.

Wikipedia puts Pine's birth at 1989, and public announcement in 1992,
so that would be reasonably believable with DOS boxen as terminals...

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