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Re: replace nvi with traditional vi?

From: "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:27:33 +0000

On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 08:09:00 -0800 (PST)
Matthew Dillon <dillon@apollo.backplane.com> wrote:

>     Hmm.  Well.  UTF-8 has appeal.  I'm just worried that changing it

	It may seem strange but not doing UTF-8 is actually a handy feature
of nvi when checking things like RSS feeds with iffy UTF-8 encoding, vim
will show me that there's a mess and nvi will let me see exactly what the
mess is.

	OTOH I'm probably one of a very small number of people that actually
has to do things like this and nvi is in pkgsrc and if it's really not
maintained then changing it is probably a good idea, and much as I like vim
I don't think it's a good idea as the system vi.

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