Bug#865820: vim-common: Change of behaviour for default value of mouse is annoying

Louis-Philippe Véronneau pollito at riseup.net
Sun Jun 25 03:38:03 UTC 2017

I completely agree with Gabriel on this one. All of a sudden the mouse
default changed and it took me a while to understand why vim had become
so annoying all of a sudden.

I don't feel suddenly changing this is a good move, even though it
respects what upstream does. To me, this breaks user space big time and
makes it harder to use vim.

Each and every time I load vim on a computer that is not mine I have to
make sure to disable the mouse and this can get very annoying when you
maintain a lot of desktop clients in an office.

Thanks for the work maintaining this package btw.


On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:59:58 -0400 James McCoy <jamessan at debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 09:25:17PM -0400, Gabriel Filion wrote:
> > The default value for the mouse global variable has been changed from empty
> > string to "a" starting from stretch.
> > 
> > This is annoying and does not respect what is documented as the upstream
> > default value:
> > 
> > 'mouse'                 string  (default "", "a" for GUI, MS-DOS and Win32,
> >                                                  set to "a" in defaults.vim)
> It does respect upstream's default.  If you run ":verbose set mouse?"
> you'll see that it's being set by defaults.vim, as documented above.
> See ":help defaults.vim", as described in
> /usr/share/doc/vim-common/NEWS.Debian.gz.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> James
> GPG Key: 4096R/91BF BF4D 6956 BD5D F7B7  2D23 DFE6 91AE 331B A3DB

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