Subject: Re: Software versions, upgrades, inevitable bloat...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
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.
>Suggestions?  Comments?

I think if/when the new nvi is incorporated, tcl and perl support should be
turned off.

>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.