[nSLUG] Re: copy/paste...web-->vim...unexpected results

Bill Davidson billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Mon Feb 5 12:05:35 AST 2007


Surely this keypunch emulator requires some additional functions to make
it more realistic, like "Drop deck on floor and watch 3 hours of work
scatter in all directions", and "Bend card, jam reader".  Or just a
"shuffle deck" function.

On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 01:05 -0400, Mike wrote:
> For authentically primitive text editing, I have a keypunch program
> that I wrote under MS-DOS when I had some proprietary libraries
> available.  It displays an IBM card.  When you type, text is added to
> the card, proper holes are punched and chad piles up at the bottom of
> the screen. Limit of 80 uppercase caracters per card.  But the "cards"
> are kept in RAM so you can insert new cards, view the deck one card at
> a time, delete cards, save the deck to a file etc. And periodically
> you have to empty the chadbox. Fully functional (for very primitive
> values of "functional") text editor.
> > I'm sure you'll let me know if I've misconstrued your meaning.
> Just so, Bob.  ;-)
> - Mike


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