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01-10-2002, 08:09 PM
When you develop a really good application like Vi or gnu-emacs, how do you get it to be a standard like that? I'm not going to do this, I'm just curious how...

01-11-2002, 05:53 AM
Making the application open source helps. This takes some of the work off the author, and lets others provide feedback and ideas the author may not have thought of. It's also a good way to advertise.

01-11-2002, 12:35 PM
Some things can help a program get more popular such as:

Not re-inventing the wheel
Getting the word out
Let people look at your code and comment
Taking people's comments seriously

Programs like Vi are stepped up versions of the editor ed and they are friggn old. They are easy to use, portable, and quite useful.

01-24-2002, 10:31 AM
If you wanna write a C-program which wonīt use any special features of an OS, you can write it conform to the ANSII-Standard.
Itīs an exact definiton of C. Itīs e.g. in the newer edition of
"The C Programming Language" by Kernighan & Ritchie defined.
Your gcc compiler compiles a program ANSII-conform with "gcc -ansi".
If you have written a program ANSII-conform, most compilers on nearly every platform can compile it.