Subject: Re: Software versions, upgrades, inevitable bloat...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 03/31/1996 23:17:30
>Obviously, we can distribute nvi configured with these hooks turned off,
>but then, if someone wants those hooks, they pretty much have to get an
>entire source tree of nvi to rebuild with, to reconfigure it.
I personally don't see a problem with doing this.
>I'm certainly unconvinced that we should distribute tcl and perl with the
>system. I'm even less convinced it would be a Good Thing to have a
>"basic utility" require them to be available, because they're both moderately
>large, and nvi is otherwise dependancy-free.
I think if/when the new nvi is incorporated, tcl and perl support should be
>Regardless, when it's next stable, I think we should integrate the
>current nvi. The other big win of recent features is history for
>: commands. With editing. This *rules*.
BTW - Does open mode work yet? I've missed this from nvi.