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Re: [Mingw-users] dumb newbie question




On Monday, 17 Jul 2017  4:53 PM -0400, mike wrote:

> On 17/07/2017 15:25, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> From: mike<mikereape@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 03:48:45 +0100
>>>
>>>> This is OT here, but I won't recommend using the MSYS shell together
>>>> with a native Windows build of Emacs, as they have subtle
>>>> incompatibilities, e.g. regarding file names.
>>> Oh aye I know all about that but since you raised the issue what would
>>> you use to do editing while using MSYS?  Vim?  Pico?  Nano?
>> No, I simply never use MSYS except for building and testing MinGW
>> packages.  For any other work on Windows I use MinGW ports of whatever
>> utilities I need.
>>
>> There's only one editor for me, and that is Emacs.
>
> I agree that this is OT here so I suggest at this point that we move 
> this discussion to the help-emacs-windows 
><http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-emacs-windows> mailing list 
> if we are to continue it.  I would think that this discussion would be 
> of general interest there although I'm not exactly sure how to move the 
> discussion.

It's a bit late to take the high road of not getting involved in
discussions of editors, don't you think?  E.g.:

On Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 10:48 PM -0400, mike wrote:
...
> Oh aye I know all about that but since you raised the issue what would 
> you use to do editing while using MSYS?  Vim?  Pico?  Nano?

On Monday, 17 Jul 2017  9:47 AM -0400, mike wrote:
...
> Thanks very much Keith.  I suspected that everybody would use (g)vim.


Just sayin'...

-- 
Will


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