Re: switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?
On 20-Dec-05, 09:58 (CST), Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My feeling is that having vim-tiny installed is in the middle in the
> "amount of features" spectrum among having nvi and having vim-nottiny.
> I feel that Joey's (and mine) point in having vim-tiny instead of nvi in
> base is that being in the middle of that spectrum is better than being
> in the nvi corner, given that the size is comparable.
If vim-tiny does have a significant feature advantage over nvi, then
yeah, that makes sense. Since I'm not a vim user, I can't guess how
many vim users will start vim-tiny and almost immediately wonder "where
the fsck is foo; oh yeah, need to install vim". If that number is
"most of them", then defaulting to vim-tiny over nvi is not a win. Of
course, that doesn't make it a loss, either, if the size difference is
negligible. Perhaps asking over on debian-boot with the actual numbers
might make sense.
> Do you have any other suggestion in addition to the two proposed to make
> vim more vi compatible?
Nope, now that you've corrected my mistake about syntax highlighting
being on by default.
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