Talk:Acme (text editor)

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Merge[edit]

  • Totally aganist - Acme is not only a Plan 9 appilication. ems 23:46, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Support -- Acme is non-notable outside Plan 9. -- Gnetwerker 18:23, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Are you telling me plan9port is not notable? Are you telling me Inferno is note notable? And what makes this application any more special than the other hundreds of applications Plan 9 has? Why shouldn't Emacs be merged into GNU? Emacs is less notable than Acme out of its orignating world. ems 20:00, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Does every tool or application from every operating system need its own page? Why can't it be covered on the Plan 9 page, and linked with a REDIRECT? -- Gnetwerker 20:09, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Because the application doesn't depend on Plan 9. ems 20:31, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Against, per ems. --Bell Labs missionary 00:29, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Against, Acme relevance goes very far from Plan 9, it has been re-implemented numerous times (eg., there is acme in Inferno and wily), acme also has inspired many other window systems and text editors, and it should be seen in a much wider context. A fast glimpse over the acme paper clearly shows that acme is a complete programming environment on it's own right. Also acme includes its own very innovative window management. Lost Goblin 22:30, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Its been 10 days. That is longer than the normal voting peirod. Outcome: no merge. ems 12:54, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Wily[edit]

refering to this edit. That statement was said by its author. However, I do agree it wasn't written in a NPOV form. ems 09:34, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Then fix it -Lost Goblin 12:30, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

The name "Acme"[edit]

Rob Pike has mentioned on Russ Cox's Google+ that the name Acme was suggested by Penn Jilette of Penn & Teller during a movie night at Times square. This might border on being WP:USERG, but I'm adding it nonetheless. The same thing is also mentioned in the Acme FAQ at cat-v.org - but I guess they too found it on the same Google+ thread. Obloid cow (talk) 18:59, 25 January 2013 (UTC)