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Re: VIM features

I second this.  For example, at the bottom of /etc/vim/vimrc there are
several lines commented out "as they cause vim to behave a lot different
from regular vi".  However, as was pointed out below, vim is NOT the
default vi when you install, so why not enable some more of it's better
features.  After all, to make vim the alternative to vi you have to
manually use update-alternatives.  If you've gone through the trouble to
do that you are obviously a "vim" user, not a "vi" user, so you WANT
those features.

Caleb Shay

On Tue, 2002-01-01 at 04:54, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to see more user feedback on Debian's settings of the
> VIM editor. Currently, two important features are disabled in the
> default configurations: Syntax highlighting and special intending
> schemes. The question is: why?
> Some (influent) people want to make VIM behave as the "normal" vi.
> But does this make sense? VIM is either installed as the "default"
> vi, nor does it have more priority in the "alternatives" entry.
> Additionaly, many packages suggest nvi, so it is often installed as the
> first vi editor and people often do not come in touch with vim.
> NOTE: this is not a start of a new holy war. I do not ask for giving
> vim's alternatives-entry a higher priority or so. I just want to use all
> VIM's features when I initially install it, without looking into my
> big config to enable intending or editing the vimrc file to enable
> highlighting.
> Gruss/Regards,
> Eduard.
> -- 
> "Computer sind nicht logisch, Windows98 auch nicht und beides zusammen,
> NaJaaa"                                       Mirko @ NBCGIGA 13.7.1999

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