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Re: switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?

On Fri, December 23, 2005 04:13, Eric Dorland wrote:
> Another good reason for doing this is that for basically every Linux
> user I've encountered, vi == vim. When I tell non-Debian users that Debian
> ships with something called nvi instead of vim by default, they shake
> their heads and disbelief and next words out of their mouths either make
> fun of Debian, or make fun of me (*snif*).

While I take making fun of Eric as a very serious issue, the underlying
argument is I think also an important one in this discussion: when given
the choice of compatibility with some UNIXes, or with many other Linux
distributions, it would make the most sense to me to be compatible with
the latter. Since people have installed Debian GNU/Linux, they're more
likely to expect it to be compatible with other Linuxes they've used than
with some UNIX they might have used.


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