Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Sat Jun 3 08:05:20 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 10:56:07PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> I think we should make the fact that 'compatible' mode is enforced 
> in .virc a debconf question that is:
>  * of the lowest priority for vim-tiny, and defaults to compatible
>  * of normal priority and defaults to *nocompatible* for other variants.
> that allow vim-tiny to have the expected behaviour in d-i, and most user 
> to remain unannoyed. It seems to be a really good compromise to me.

I like this approach. An open issue is how to implement it. More
precisely, what will be the effect of the debconf choice? At the moment
the 'vi'/'vim' split is hard coded in a patch which is compiled in.

Are you thinking about making /etc/vim/virc source either
/usr/share/vim/vimcurrent/debian-vi.vim or to debian-vim.vim or
something similar?


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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