Subject: Re: bin/17546: vi bug fixes and extensions
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/10/2002 18:06:49
At Wed, 10 Jul 2002 17:14:30 +0000 (UTC), "gabriel rosenkoetter" wrote:
> Imho, adding features to vi(1) is not appropriate. If you want a
> more featureful vi-like editor, use pkgsrc/editors/vim. As it
> stands, nvi is a (nearly) bug-for-bug copy of real (encumbered)
> vi(1).

nvi has _lots_ of features over and above traditional vi.  (tildeop is
the one that i use the most...)

IMO, it's quite alright to add features... just don't enable them by
default and make sure they don't conflict with existing

(My problem with vim is that it's too bloody hard to make it act
"mostly" like real vi, and even when you do get it to do that there
are still some very annoying differences.  On the other hand, nvi has
enough features over and above real vi that, while I'll use real vi in
a pinch, I try to keep a copy of nvi around...)

But anyway, yes, this should probably be run by the folks maintaining