[neomutt-users] Heads up - built-in editor is going away

Pietro Cerutti gahr at gahr.ch
Wed Jun 24 16:27:34 CEST 2020

On Jun 24 2020, 14:03 UTC, Chris Bennett <chris at bennettconstruction.us> wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 10:30:09AM +0000, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> with https://github.com/neomutt/neomutt/pull/2385 I am proposing to remove
>> the code supporting the built-in editor. That is the message editor you get
>> with 'set editor=builtin'. This is not the default.
>> I personally don't see a reason to use the built-in editor instead of
>> relying on an external editor of choice. Removing the built-in editor means
>> getting rid of ~600 lines of almost unmaintained and little known code.
>> However, if you consider the feature important to you and would like to keep
>> it, please speak up so we can consider the pros and cons.
>> Otherwise, I plan to merge the PR in ~ 1 week from now.
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Pietro Cerutti
>If I can set EDITOR=vi (for using before installing vim),
>Then +1, otherwise, what will happen? I use both vi (rarely but
>occasionally to get certain advantages) but otherwise always vim.

NeoMutt's "editor" variable - which control which external command you 
want to run to edit, already defaults to "vi". You should be on the safe 
side already.

Pietro Cerutti

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