Subject: Re: bin/17546: vi bug fixes and extensions
To: None <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/10/2002 13:14:19
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On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 04:12:15PM +0100, wrote:
>   I've got rather annoyed with vi % treating <> as a bracket pair.
>   - Added an option 'matchchars' to set the pairs of characters
>     that % will search for.
>   It seemed better to allow explicit positioning of tabs.
>   - added options:
>       tabadd=3Dcol    adds tab at column 'col'
>       taddel=3Dcol    removes tab from column col
>       tablist=3Dcol_list  adds at +ve numbers, removes from -ve.
>     changes made by tabadd and tabdel affect the 'tablist' string.

Isn't our vi(1) actually nvi? If so, shouldn't feature additions=20
like this go through the original authors?
Imho, adding features to vi(1) is not appropriate. If you want a=20
more featureful vi-like editor, use pkgsrc/editors/vim. As it=20
stands, nvi is a (nearly) bug-for-bug copy of real (encumbered)
gabriel rosenkoetter

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