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Re: switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?

On 20-Dec-05, 01:42 (CST), Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote: 
> So far the only two changes proposed for such a configuration file wrt
> to the current one are:
> - avoid setting "nocompatible"
> - avoid setting "autoindent" on per default
> Correct me if I'm wrong.

Disable syntax highlighting. I understand that won't affect vim-tiny,
but it would make vi much more usable on machines with vim-nottiny

No, I'm not against syntax highlighting, I use it in emacs. The problem
is that the colors[1] are unreadable except on when the terminal
background is black and there are no lights on in the room. I realize a
lot of hackers work that way, but a lot of us don't.

And yes, of course you can adjust the colors. But if the point
of the change is to make vim-when-invoked-as-vi more like nvi, then
disabling syntax highlighting would be a good thing. 


[1] Dark blue on black. Need I say more?

Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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