Re: An 'ae' testimony (suggestion)
On Wed, May 26, 1999 at 11:33:08AM +0200, Martin Kahlert wrote:
> Quoting Jules Bean (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > OK. We didn't really come to a consensus, be here's my what, IMO, best
> > summarises our opinions:
> > 1) If we don't have vi on the disks, we shouldn't pretend to. So, the
> > vi-compatibility mode goes. (Has gone.)
> > 2) We choose between 'ae' and 'ee' on their merits. At the moment, 'ae'
> > is in the ascendant. If an 'ee' fan creates a version of 'ee' which
> > fits on the floppies, and is sufficiently functional, maybe that'll be
> > OK. Any other editor is also a candidate here, but we have space
> > problems.
> I found a very small vi-clone named levee on
> its exefile is 36K. Would that be small enough?
I downloaded and tried it.
it compiled fine on my solaris box here at work, but it didn't work so fine (it
was 110k before i striped it, 67k after. using only libc)
i was able to open a new file, enter insert mode with i, type hello (it frooze
some time between "hel" and "lo", and i was not able to save with ESC :wq. not
even releasing the shell back to me, nor accepting ^c nor ^z, very strange.
didn't try a lot more.