On Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:50:23 PM MDT Jan Kratochvil wrote:
On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:18:59 +0200, Ben Cotton wrote:
> In contrast, Nano offers the kind of graphical text editing experience
> that people are used to,
This is another step trying to make Fedora end-user friendly while the only
effect is making it hostile to developers.
I'm a developer who has written, amongst other things, Fedora's implementation
of pkg-config, the IRC software powering the IRC network Fedora uses to
coordinate its efforts, various patches to software shipping in Fedora.
I use nano to write these programs. I use nano, quite happily, as my editor
of choice since it was first released. Before that, I used pico and FreeBSD's
I suspect many new developers are using graphical editors such as VS Code and
gedit. Using vi or emacs does not imply any sense of development skill or
authority -- if you like those editors, that is your choice, but that does not
mean that they are a sensible choice for users new to the system who did not
originally learn with them. I learned how to program using Borland TurboC on
MS-DOS back in the 90s, and nano is a much closer match to that workflow than a
modal editor such as vim, which is why I happily use nano.