best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at gmx.de
Mon Jun 20 03:37:22 EDT 2016


Am 20.06.16 um 00:15 schrieb Michael Torrie:
> On 06/19/2016 03:21 PM, Quivis wrote:
>> On Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:26:36 -0400, Joel Goldstick wrote:
>>
>>> that it is on every linux system
>>
>> No, it isn't! I can be *installed* on every Linux system, but that a
>> whole other can of worms.
>
> True vim is not. But vi should be.  I'm not aware of any Linux distro
> which does not install it.  Do you know of a distro that does not?

That would be very strange, since vi is mandated by POSIX

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/vi.html

Of course there are other options, like elvis or busybox, but unless you 
are building a minimalist POSIX system the most viable option would be 
to install vim. So practically every desktop Linux distro ships with vim.

	Christian


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