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8.8 Editor Comparison Summary

Most of the clones support most or all of the features described above. Table 8.9 summarizes what each editor supports. Of course, the table does not tell the full story; the details are provided in each one's individual chapter.

Table 8.9: Feature Summary Chart
Feature nvi elvis vim vile
Multiwindow editing X X X X
Extended regular expressions X X X X
Enhanced tags X X X
Tag stacks X X X X
Arbitrary length lines X X X X
8-bit data X X X X
Infinite undo X X X X
Incremental searching X X X
Left-right scrolling X X X X
Mode indicators X X X X
Visual mode X X X
Edit-Compile Speedup X X X
Syntax Highlighting X X X
Multiple OS support X X X

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