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Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 19:43:03 -0300
From: "Matias A. Fonzo" <>
Subject: Re: Squirrel - no-bloat scripting language with sane syntax
 and semantics

Dear Daniel,

El Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:39:15 +0200
Daniel Cegiełka <> escribió:
> 2013/8/25 Matias A. Fonzo <>:
> >
> > I see only one GNU project which I've added, GNU moe - an
> > alternative text editor for GNU nano, Joe, and perhaps others. Is
> > this a problem?.
> >
> Matias,
> Why you recommend moe editor on wiki? moe is written in c++ and
> statically linked likely will be bigger than nano. Window splitting ok
> but nano has support for syntax highlighting.

I was an user of pico and much later of nano (now GNU nano). One of the
main reasons why I decided to use and recommend "moe" instead of "nano"
is that something basic like the redo and the undo results in
experimental code[1][2].

From the nano ChangeLog:

"2009-07-11 Chris Allegretta <>
	* nano-regress: Small tweaks
	* Change undo code to off unless unabled via a command line
option (-u/--undo).  Until this code
	  stabilizes this is the only responsible way to treat it."


"2009.07.28 - GNU nano 2.1.10 "Ellie" is released.  This version
includes various fixes for portability including some older HP-UX
		compiler combos, various compiler warnings, and some
crash fixes in the undo code.  On the topic of the latter item,
		the undo code is now marked as experimental since it can
		cause severe stability and memory issues, and thus now
		requires a flag (-u, --undo) in order to enable it.
		Please feel free to continue to test the undo code and
		thanks again for using nano for your text editing needs.
		Go team Nano!"


It is true that "moe" does not have many features. And I see this lack
of features as an advantage, for example I like the fact that moe does
not have SIGWINCH (which imply more code) ...

Take care,

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