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Re: switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?

Graham Wilson <graham@mknod.org> writes:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 06:54:42PM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:

>> Count me as an nvi person. Vim is great - but not as the default in
>> the most basic system, no matter how stripped down.

> Why is nvi better if the size of nvi and vim-tiny are comparable?

Among other things, because it doesn't do the obnoxious auto-indent thing
that you have to work around with :set paste.  I have no objections to vim
as an editor, but it would be nice for vi to be, er, vi.  vim isn't really
vi; it's something that was originally based on vi and is now something
slightly different.

(Of course, nvi isn't exactly vi either, but it's a lot closer.)

This isn't really new information.  I guess I'm just speaking up to
represent those people who do indeed care about tighter compatibility to
the original vi than vim offers.  I won't lose lots of sleep if I lose
this argument.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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