[CentOS] vi defaults in 6.x

Mon Aug 20 15:35:48 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Joerg Schilling wrote:
> <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> This just verifies that you're playing word games. If you want vi that's
>> not vim, may I ask which *version* of vi you would consider to be vi -
>> one
>> from, say, Sun OS 3? Or from the Irix that ran on our Indigo in the
>> early/mid-nineties? or one from Tru-64 in the late nineties? or were you
>> insisting on one that ran on a system from the early-to-mid-eighties?
> SunOS 3		Vi source not available to the public.
> Irix		Vi source not available to the public.
> Tru-64		Vi source not available to the public.
> ....
> You currently may have the vi source from aprox. 1979 under a 4 clause BSD
> license or the current Solaris vi under the CDDL. The latter was POSIX
> compliant approved.

And so you assert that if you don't have a version of vi that is strictly
compatible with the 1979 source, and has no improvements or bugfixes, it's
not vi?