Re: RFC: Replacing vim-tiny with nano in essential packages
"Andrew M.A. Cater" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> +1 for nvi - it's a very good editor of last resort.
nvi is orphaned both upstream and in Debian and is quite buggy (probably
all minor stuff or less common stuff like non-ASCII support, but I
wouldn't count on it given the code). I would not recommend it unless
someone wants to adopt it and try to clean it up. I considered doing that
a few years ago, looked at the code and the existing patches, and switched
to vim instead.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>