[darcs-users] how to launch text editor on Windows?

iquiw iku.iwasa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 04:09:00 UTC 2010

Just one user's comment.

I think notepad is the best for default editor on Windows.

notepad can handle UTF-8, UTF-16 LE and UTF-16 BE, while wordpad can
handle only UCS-2 LE.
And line endings seems not big issue compared to RTF.

Mercurial uses notepad.


On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 2:11 AM, Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 1:54 AM, Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This is the continuation of http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1463
>> I didn't follow all this, but it looks like there is a consensus to
>> default to write.exe (aka WordPad) [but not NotePad because it does not
>> understand Unix line endings].
> I wouldn't be surprised if notepad.exe does not handle unicode either.
> Trying hard to think of potential problems with wordpad, it seems like it's
> possible for wordpad to save your data as RTF instead of plain text.  I'd
> have to try things out to know for sure.
> Do we have any proof of concept work for testers to play with?
> Jason
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