Subject: Re: Anyone using Spice OPUS?
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Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 15:55:38 GMT
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Organization: Cox Communications
"Chris Carlen" wrote in message
> ... I hated the Berkeley SPICE too, because it didn't
> have command line editing, which any respectable modern program ought to
> have at least, if it dares to be a CLI program in the first place.
SPICE has been a CLI program since its inception (maybe before your
conception?), long before the advent of cheap terminals that could display
anything more than ASCII.
Here's a brief account of the origins of SPICE:
Maybe you meant that SPICE doesn't have a built in editor? If that's the
case, don't be stupid. Including an editor doesn't add anything to SPICE,
and any self-respecting CLI fanatic knows that the only true editor is
emacs. Or vi. As long as it's the CLI version, and not the yucky graphical
version. If you are a real emacs or vi guru, you run SPICE from inside the
editor anyway, and it would never occur to you to expect an editor to be
built into SPICE.
Then there's the wonderful SPICE text output. I started using SPICE before
graphics terminals were common, and for years all my SPICE outputs came in
big, beautiful, 80 or 132 column text form, not that horrible
that's so popular with today's decadent youth. You didn't need glasses to
read those old outputs, either: the 12 point typeface could be read clearly
at 30 feet by even the most nearsighted engineer.
Ahhh, those were the days. You're welcome to 'em.
-- Mike --