Subject: Re: vi update?
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/19/2000 17:23:00
In message <>, Olaf Seibert writes:
>Any reason not to just use Vim (see

It is not The True Vi.

nvi has the best compatability with Berkeley vi, and I believe it has the
best implementation of infinite undo.

Currently, the other *BSD's, and BSD/OS, are using nvi; I would rather avoid
that gratuitous incompatability.

>Note that I am not entirely impartial here - my name appears in the
>credits list.

It's a nice editor, but I believe that nvi is the most-consistent of the
family.  At least, it's the only one I never get tripped up by.