On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 1:18 PM Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek@in.waw.pl> wrote:
> So all those people are happy with vi? IMHO an argument for changing
> this would be that a lot of people are already changing EDITOR to nano,
> so it makes sense to make it a default. If this is actually not the
> case it is not very convincing to change this.

I think people may not be happy with something, but if it's not trivial to change
(and knowing that EDITOR may be set in bash configuration, but the
variable has to be exported, and then you need to reload the shell config because
the change does not take effect immediately is not trivial), they will
continue to use the default as long as they are able to get by.

Or they just try Fedora and immediately mark it as a distro not for them. Because when they do "git commit" in Ubuntu, it opens up a reasonably user friendly editor (nano). When they do it in Fedora, it opens up a screen they don't even know how to exit (vi). If I were a new user to Linux, it would be clear to me which distribution is for me and which one is definitely not.