Subject: Re: bin/17546: vi bug fixes and extensions
To: None <>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/11/2002 20:16:13
On Wed 10 Jul 2002 at 18:06:49 -0700, wrote:
> (My problem with vim is that it's too bloody hard to make it act
> "mostly" like real vi,

It is supposed that if the "compatible" option is set, all other options
are set to disallow any incompatible changes from traditional vi. Some
extensions are still allowed though. This option is set automatically if
there is no vim-specific configuration file found (.vimrc) or with the
-C command line option.

This bites me every time I use vim while helping somebody who doesn't
use vim him/herself - I keep typing things that are not working - but
for you it should be a blessing.

> and even when you do get it to do that there
> are still some very annoying differences.

If you find any deviations, this is to be considered a bug. Of course,
the aim is "traditional" vi, which is not exactly the same as nvi.

> cgd
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