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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 12:23:54 -0400
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Subject: Re: VIM 5.7 package available for testing
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In-Reply-To: <395E1A38.C194028A@cygnus.com>; from vinschen@cygnus.com on Sat, Jul 01, 2000 at 06:20:08PM +0200

On Sat, Jul 01, 2000 at 06:20:08PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>> Is this correct?  I'd asked for vim with termcap support.  Is this what
>> you mean?
>> 
>> vim + termcap support should provide a standalone version of vim that works
>> on Windows even without the /etc/termcap and more importantly without
>> /usr/lib/terminfo/*.
>
>It does. I have checked that today. I'm working with that vim version
>since several hours and I didn't see any problem.
>
>> Out of curiousity, does the '-b' option work in this version of vim?  DJ
>> had once reported that this was broken.
>
>-b works.
>
>What disturbs me is, that /bin/vi is not the same as /usr/bin/vim.
>I would prefer only one binary with typical vim behaviour and a
>symlink named vi. Those who are bothered by vim special features
>are free to set compatible mode, IMHO.
>
>Michael, I would like to ask you, to change that.
>
>Any objections?

I agree.  I would rather have consistency.

cgf

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