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Re: switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?

On 20-Dec-05, 09:58 (CST), Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.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.


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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