Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Sat Jun 3 15:34:18 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 02:06:52PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> it looks like it's tedious to make the behaviour changed in each 
> vim-variant, that would be horribly complex code, and worse, have 
> undefined behaviour with multiple vim-variants installed.

Could you explain why?

> I've already pushed the decision to use compatible/no-compatible mode 
> into debian.vim.

Does this mean that it would be done once and for all variants?

> I suppose the debconf bit will move in vim-common.config/postinst. But 
> that means that I can't force default to be 'compatible' for 
> vim-variant, with a low priority question, and to nocompatible with a 
> normal priority to other variants.
> so do you think that putting the question to "normal" with defaults 
> to "nocompatible" would break the agreement that made vim-tiny enter 
> base ?

In my opinion it would, indeed, break the argument. The default should
be vi-compatible, that is what people asked on debian-devel.


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