[GSoC] About the idea: Unicode support in vi
inyaoo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 16:06:03 UTC 2011
Zhihao Yuan <lichray at gmail.com> writes:
>> Why not just use "traditional vi"?
>> http://ex-vi.sourceforge.net/ (lives under editors/2bsd-vi)
> This one lacks of many feature, compared with nvi.
nvi also lacks some features, e.g. lisp, modelines, sourceany.
ex-vi is more lightweight
# both built with DEBUG_FLAGS=-ggdb + mg(1) for reference
$ du -Ah *
$ size *
text data bss dec hex filename
329080 1952 4528 335560 51ec8 nvi
175675 5048 233024 413747 65033 ex-vi
128570 9760 10184 148514 24422 mg
> I'm not sure whether the FreeBSD system administrators (who opens 100
> ssh sessions) agree with that to replace the nvi in base system with
> this one.
Do they expect more features beyond POSIX vi?
> However, it's source code can be a great reference for a mbyte-capable
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