[SATLUG] vi bug in Ubuntu
brad at shub-internet.org
Sun Sep 30 22:13:12 CDT 2007
On 9/30/07, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Most distros come with at least one or two of the following vim related
>> packages installed by default:
>> not "vi".
Linux does not comprise the entire world. There are actually other
OSes out there, and not all of them use vim. Moreover, not everyone
ships the same version of vim, or ships a version of vim with the
same features -- which is actually what got us into this discussion
in the first place.
> If you really get into it, vim can be customized quite a bit. You can
> pick and choose what you features want installed quite in quite a bit
> more detail detail than above.
That's actually the crux of the problem -- in this case, excessive
flexibility can be bad, because it allows multiple different
implementations to have radically different feature sets, and yet
still call themselves by the same name.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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