Subject: Re: vi update?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/2000 18:07:11
der Mouse wrote:

> > Anyone opposed to migrating to nvi-1.79?
> Quite aside from the license issues...would it fix the speed problem?

I fixed a bug in the new curses code ``some time last year'' that caused
this problem.  I can't check cvs at the moment, but it should be easy to
pick.  I'd suggest getting a more current libcurses.

> Since I tend to run old machines (SS1+, SS IPX, Sun-3/60, uVAX-II, etc)
> speed is a nontrivial issue to me.  (You lucky sods with half-gigahertz
> CPUs can't tell the difference between .1ms to start and 3ms to start,
> perhaps, but over here where it's the difference between .5s and 15s,
> it really matters.)

I debugged the problem on a 500MHz Alpha - it was _very_ noticable there :-)