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Humane OS X replacement

03:19 PM ET (US)
Hello! Nise site!
02:17 AM ET (US)
Hi all!
Nice site! Wery Good! (Sry for my bad englesh)
Joe StalinPerson was signed in when posted
01:59 PM ET (US)
This "LEAP" concept seems way overblown. It may be the most efficient way to jump to an arbitrary point in the text, but when we're editing, we rarely want to jump to arbitrary points--we mostly want to jump to word, line, or sentence boundaries. Word (much though I like to rag on it) provides handy keyboard shortcuts for all of these that are, dare I say, faster and easier to remember than Raskin's proposal.
kervalenPerson was signed in when posted
04:24 PM ET (US)
It surprises me how much this experimental text editor command system resembles the emacs command system, with a much-simplified command set, and some interesting graphical ideas. It could probably be easily implemented in one of the existing GPL emacsen, which would, I think, be an excellent way to make it available for experimentation.

The wonderful thing, though, is that these ideas are finally surfacing in a context where experimentation can begin.
Charlie StrossPerson was signed in when posted
09:20 AM ET (US)
Raskin evidently felt his new cursor-positioning technology was so revolutionary it deserved a trademark -- he calls it LEAP(TM). Except that it turns out to be incremental regexp- based searching a la Emacs/Vim.

Where has he *been* for the past 20 years?
KnotMePerson was signed in when posted
01:54 PM ET (US)
He finally put money in his wagging hole. Lets see if has enough air to keep his ego inflated. Creator of the Mac...geesh.
Gary BurkePerson was signed in when posted
01:39 PM ET (US)
Excited to hear about this new project, I paged through the manual, which appears to be all that's up for download.

Er, maybe vi is revolutionary if you're not familiar with it, but keyboard shortcuts for everything are well established and hardly a big new invention.

Thanks guys, try again. Maybe I'll invent a new GUI paradigm and call it emacs.

Oh yeah the borg headgear needs work.
jhobbsPerson was signed in when posted
01:29 PM ET (US)

Q. It seems to me that if all the personal ideas and concepts that I held as reasonable, sane, and valid were, in fact, unreasonable, insane, and invalid, I would be in no objective position to quantify said status. Is there any quick and easy way to determine if I am insane?

A: If your sourceforge non-project has a small, bearded picture of you wearing some sort of crudely fashioned Borg-like headgear connected directly to your ear and to your eye, congratulations, you are insane.


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