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bin/41135: netbsd 5.0_RC3 vi \< "match beginning of word" is broken

>Number:         41135
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       netbsd 5.0_RC3 vi \< "match beginning of word" is broken
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Apr 04 00:05:00 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Ed Ravin
>Release:        5.0_RC3
Public Access Networks
NetBSD 5.0_RC2 NetBSD 5.0_RC2 (PANIX-XEN3U-USER-pae) #1: Sat 
Feb 21 20:24:11 EST 2009
In NetBSD 5.0_RC3, the \< search pattern for matching the beginning of a word 
is broken.

Add this text to a document in vi :

  aaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa aaa aa a

Now search for:  \<aaa

Your search will match several times in the string "aaaaaaaaaa" when it
should have only matched at the beginning of the word.

NetBSD 4.0 vi works normally, as does the non-NetBSD version of


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