I wrote about swapping color schemes across terminals and Vim. Also trying to document how scripting in Linux is shifting how I think about computers: writing.grantcuster.com/posts/

Follow

Main takeaways:
- Unix "everything is a file" philosophy is powerful. This was the first time I really saw it in action/understood it.
- Escape sequences are weird. Very useful in this case, but I can't imagine a case for implementing it in something new.

@grantcuster this is something the unix philosophy has always struggled with-- handling multiple streams of correlated data. (markup+text is a classic problem.)

@phooky that makes sense. Realizing this issue (or closely related ones) are everywhere. This is why copy+paste vs copy+paste as plain text is an issue. And I guess newline characters are also in instance of 'formatting as invisible character' that I never really thought of as such.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
vis.social

vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in sciArt, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.