Re: Experiment: poll on "switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?"
Glenn Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I have no sympathy for the notion of a "silent majority". If you have an
> opinion, speak it. [...]
Hard if you can't hear the question above the NOISE.
> wonder how many people will vote for nvi bacause "nvi is more like
> regular vi than vim". This is important even for an "informal" poll;
I think that will be dwarfed by the "we love vim" effect.
> a vote is useless if it's heavily skewed, whether it's a poll or a GR.
> - vim-tiny is not much bigger than nvi (numbers?)
Current unstable Installed-Size:
vim-tiny ranges from 696 to 1852 with a median of 898k.
nvi ranges from 560 to 1040 with a median of 648k
vim-tiny depends on the 200k-ish vim-common too, so nvi seems
about half the total size of a vim-tiny today.
> - even vim-tiny is much preferable to vim users over nvi, even without
> - vim can behave just like old vi (as nvi does), and will do so when
> invoked as "vi"
- vim-tiny is on fewer platforms than nvi, which seems as
important as size or accuracy of emulation.
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