Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Sep 2006 14:48 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Features, Office This article gives a visual walkthrough of some of the new features included in the latest version of Vim. "These are not the only new features. There are scores of others like Remote file explorer which allows one to directly edit a file residing in a remote location, better POSIX compatibility, Vim's own internal grep and so on which I have not covered here because this article is after all a visual walk through of the new features in Vim 7.0. It takes real genius and stellar coding skills to create and maintain such a versatile editor and Bram Moolenaar has proved yet again that he has the necessary ingredients to qualify him for the post."
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:earlier and :later
by Simon Gray on Mon 18th Sep 2006 18:52 UTC
Simon Gray
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2006-06-04

That "Time Machine(tm)"-like feature is very cool.

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RE: :earlier and :later
by korpenkraxar on Mon 18th Sep 2006 21:41 UTC in reply to ":earlier and :later"
korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

yes, :later seems like a great help feature if you've gotten stuck :-p

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With some of these features ...
by WorknMan on Tue 19th Sep 2006 00:54 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Seems like these guys are a little late to the party. On the fly spell checking, bracket highlighting, open files in tabs, intellisense .. I've had those features for years in other editors.

I wouldn't normally bring this up because I consider doing such a thing to be in bad taste, but in this particular case, I always heard vi was supposed to be the mother of all text editors? I figured vi would've had these features way back in the 80's ;)

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RE: With some of these features ...
by jbalmer on Tue 19th Sep 2006 02:11 UTC in reply to "With some of these features ..."
jbalmer Member since:
2005-12-18

Seems like these guys are a little late to the party. On the fly spell checking, bracket highlighting, open files in tabs, intellisense .. I've had those features for years in other editors.

You are right. But I can think of hundreds of features which are still lacking in the said *other* editors which are found only in Vi(m).

More over, it is a sacrilege to compare Vi/Vim with any other editor except perhaps emacs.

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Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

More over, it is a sacrilege to compare Vi/Vim with any other editor except perhaps emacs.

Open source, closed minds huh?

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deadmeat Member since:
2006-08-04

Actually comparing Vim to notepad or other modern editors is foolish. Vim is a command driven editor like emacs as opposed to a mouse/menu driven one. Ed and ex are probably other editors in the same mould.

It's a different metaphor. Nothing to do with open source, but closed minds is prolly right. Once you use one of these editors it's hard switching to anything else.

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