Pierre Habouzit pierre.habouzit at
Sat Jun 3 18:12:15 UTC 2006

Le Sam 3 Juin 2006 17:34, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> 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?

because debian.vim is in vim-common, so it would need to "magically" 
include a sub debian.vim for the variant that is used *ouch*.

> > 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'm afraid so...

> > 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.

that's my opinion too, but I still don't like it, because it would still 
remain hidden for the average user :'(
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder at
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