On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 04:13:27PM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> does anyone use nvi? how does it compare with vim? are there nifty
> things in nvi that us vim users are missing?
Well there are nifty things in vim that nvi doesn't have :)
They may both be backwards compatible with vi but I doubt that Bram's
enhancements, especially scripting enhancements, work in nvi.
Some additional info is at http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/vi_diff.html#Command-line
(differences between command line args).
vim is constantly maintained and improved while the current release of nvi, v1.79, is dated from 23 October '96. The last update on the nvi was on the 14th of
April 2001 and announced a new release 'this fall' - ie fall of 2001.
To me this means nvi is a dead duck - and I'd be seriously surprised if there
is anything it can do well that vim can not.
To give it the benefit of the doubt I might try it and see how it compares.
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