[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Nov 2 02:42:00 AEST 2017


Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk> wrote:

> I've idly considered an ed that also maintained a cursor within the line
> that could be used with vi-like commands.

	Are we not Hackers?  Can we not code as we wish?!?
		-- Somebody, I forget who

But seriously, you want an ed with a cursor, you need only take
GNU ed and hook it up with GNU readline, and there you go.  If
GNU ed doesn't already have such support.  Absolutely no need to
reinvent either wheel.

My two cents,

Arnold


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