Subject: Re: vi update?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 02/19/2000 17:23:00
In message <20000219231341.B23142@polder.ubc.kun.nl>, Olaf Seibert writes:
>Any reason not to just use Vim (see http://www.vim.org)?
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
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.