Subject: Re: vi changes?
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2004 03:30:24
On Wednesday 31 March 2004 08:46 pm, David Laight wrote:
> I also suspect than 'nvi' (as on linux) contains some of the AT&T vi
> source! It is far too 'bug compatible' to be a clean room copy.
nvi does not contain any original vi code. The reason it's so bug-compatible
is simply that Keith is (was?) insane. And several people (including myself)
complained about lots of obscure things it didn't do "right" in the early