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Re: Bug#729660: ITP: xemacs21 -- highly customizable text editor

Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> writes:
> On 2013-11-16, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>> If someone proposed to remove nvi from the archive because vim is
>> better, I would be quite annoyed.  If it ever did get removed from the
>> archive, I would probably adopt it and reintroduce it, because nvi is
>> the editor that I'm used to for small files and for root editing tasks,
>> I want to keep using it, and none of the things that are wrong with it
>> are fatal for that usage.

> Note that nvi is orphaned, no removal could happen given that many
> people thinks vim is better.

Yeah, I know, which is part of why I used it for an example.  I looked at
it yesterday and will probably adopt it at some point when I have enough
free time to do a proper job on the initial upload.

We're carrying around a ton of patches, and upstream seems to still exist
although they've been quite dormant, so some investigation will be

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

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