vile 9.8u

# May 18, 2020

Tom Dickey released vile 9.8u yesterday (148 files changed, 13,530 insertions, 6,791 deletions).

Alongside the usual improvements and fixes, 9.8u includes a new smartcase mode1 for treating regex searches as case insensitive unless uppercase characters are included in the search string. This is similar to nvi’s iclower (when used in conjunction with ignorecase):

smartcase (scs)
       Overrides the setting of ignorecase when the pattern contains
       uppercase characters. (B)

Full release notes are here.

  1. Thanks to Brendan O’Dea for implementing this.

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