[arch-general] Holy Cow -- What happened to bash / vi??

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 12:33:50 EDT 2009

Excerpts from Aaron Griffin's message of Mon Jun 22 12:27:01 -0400 2009:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 7:02 AM, Daenyth Blank<daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 07:47, Loui Chang<louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon 22 Jun 2009 03:09 -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
> >>> I will downgrade vi. If that is what the future of vi looks like, I
> >>> don't want any part of it. Changes that dramatic ought to be forked.
> >>
> >> You were previously using vim named 'vi'.
> >> The new one is actually a fork of vi called nvi.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I don't understand why anyone would use any vi. Use vim instead...
> I've always harped on this point. I use "vim". Vim is the name of the
> application that I use. Vim just happens to be largely vi compatible,
> but I still use vim.

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of running "vi" and expecting vim. Sounds a bit
like running "mozilla" and expecting "firefox" or... something.

Andrei Thorp, Developer: Xandros Corp. (http://www.xandros.com)

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