[Reproducible-builds] Bug#772029: Bug#772029: debbindiff: please avoid hardcoded use of VIm

Jérémy Bobbio lunar at debian.org
Thu Dec 4 15:15:02 UTC 2014

Control: severity -1 wishlist

Jonas Smedegaard:
> I am not a VIm user, however, and its hardcoded use of that editor is
> strongly discouraging for me (no, I do not use emacs either).
> Please consider recoding¹ to not rely on VIm-specific features, to
> appeal also to users of other interactive editors.

Feel free to provide another way to generate HTML diffs in a reasonable
amount of time (Python html diff is out of the picture) which
are readable. I've looked a bit before hacking the current solution and
nothing worked out.

Users of debbindiff don't need to know anything about vim. Vim is not
used as an editor at all. I don't see why it would be problematic to
depend on vim as an external tool, and how it would differ from msgunfmt
(gettext package) which is needed to process .mo files.

Lunar                                .''`. 
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