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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 13:08:27 -0700
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On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 11:44:49AM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:

> The Emacs approach that was mentioned, treating '+' specially only
> when followed by digits, would seem to be portable to vi-family
> editors and would largely resolve the problem.

Vi allows the string following the + to be an arbitrary command.  It is
usually either a number, to go that line, or a search string (surrounded
by slashes).

The vi clones implement it this way to maintain compatibility with
scripts that use them.  I don't know how many of these scripts are left,
but I have heard people complain about the strangest incompatibilities
with vim.

Personally, as long as it is documented, it doesn't bother me.


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