[CentOS] vi defaults in 6.x

Mon Aug 20 15:43:10 UTC 2012
Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de>

<m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> > 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?

Nobody forces you to use the 1979 version that is not 8 bit clean anyway.

Recent vi versions of course have improvements and bug-fixes. 

BTW: I don't use vi as I am using my "ved" that is faster than vi.

People who use the vi however complained that vim is not fully vi compatible and 
that they prefer to have a real vi under the name "vi". People who prefer vim 
could still call vim.


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