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Re: source code editor

On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 16:54:35 +0100, Digby Tarvin wrote:
>Since free implementaions of vi have become available, I have tended to
>stick to that on Unix systems unless I want to do something exotic like
>running complex macros that act on multiple files simultaneously. Vi is
>much easier to learn, especially if you are familiar with 'ed' syntax,
>but at 24Mb sounds like a heck of a lot of overhead has been added.
>Standard 'vi' on my BSD box is:
> skaro:/usr/home/digbyt> ls -l `which vi` 
> -r-xr-xr-x  3 bin  bin  225280 Jan 21  1997 /usr/bin/vi
>which still seems large to me.

On my Debian Sid:

 % ls -l /usr/bin/vim.full
 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1860324 2006-05-22 14:19 /usr/bin/vim.full
 % ls -l /usr/bin/vim.gnome
 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1673804 2006-05-22 14:19 /usr/bin/vim.gnome
 % ls -l /usr/bin/nvi
 -rwxr-xr-x 3 root root 359796 2006-05-27 00:13 /usr/bin/nvi

I am fairly sure that you can make VIM _a_lot_ smaller than that 'vim
--version' reveals that there are 88 features compiled in and only 11
left out.


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