On 11/9/2021 9:57 AM, VAX...@SendSpamHere.ORG wrote:
> In article <smbq3b$o9$1...@dont-email.me
>, Simon Clubley <clubley@remove_me.eisner.decus.org-Earth.UFP> writes:
>> On 2021-11-08, Phillip Helbig (undress to reply) <hel...@asclothestro.multivax.de
>>> In article <b6c4a416-0ccf-4518...@googlegroups.com
>>> =?UTF-8?Q?Lawrence_D=E2=80=99Oliveiro?= <lawren...@gmail.com
>>>> On Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:27:48 PM UTC+13, Phillip Helbig (undress to reply) wrote:
>>>>> It is the most efficient, not the most powerful. :-)
>>>> As in helping you to be the most productive?
>> How exactly ?
>> By today's standards, EDT's limited functionality makes it the
>> assembly language version of editors when compared to other editors
>> which are fully featured editors.
> Where is the list of *today's standards* for editors?
"today's standard" does not imply a formal (ANSI/ISO) standard just
some relative vague general expectations.
What is the general expectations from an editor today?
I would say:
- standard menus with at least File, Edit and Help in the menu bar
- at least Open, Save, Save As and Exit in the File menu
- at least Copy, Cut, Paste, Search and Replace in the Edit menu
- common shortcuts CTRL/A, CTRL/C, CTRL/X and CTRL/V
- ability to mark blocks with mouse
- certain edit function available via right click
- ability to have multiple files open
- ability to show multiple buffers simultaneously
- some language specific color highlighting
- some smart indenting
If any of that is missing then I think eyebrows will be raised.
Several of these are just conventions. But it is conventions that
ensures that you can open an editor that you have never used
before and do some basic editing because the basic stuff is the