Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th May 2006 13:09 UTC, submitted by magick
Features, Office Version 7 of the editor VIM has been released. New features include spell checking, completion, tabs, intelligent undo, and much more. "Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a 'programmer's editor,' and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files." Get it here.
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RE: What have they done to vi?
by pooo on Mon 8th May 2006 19:01 UTC in reply to "What have they done to vi?"
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Man have you got it wrong, no offense.

Vim is a *fork* of vi. Don't get hung up on your notions of what vi and all derivatives should be because, like I said, it is a port and furthermore gvim, for people who want a more complete coding editor, is the most absolutely fantastic piece of software. If you want a light editor for editing config files over a modem line or on a console, great use another editor, like, uh, vi!

Because vim/gvim is not a light config file/etc editor. It is big time, powerhouse, featureful programmers editor that absolutely kicks ass.

Like I said, don't apply any asthetic that makes sense for vi to vim, they are cousins, not twins.

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urbanRealist Member since:

Because vim/gvim is not a light config file/etc editor.

I disagree completely. I'm both a programmer and sys admin. I use vim/gvim for editing "config file/etc" and I use emacs for coding. I find just plain vi difficult to work with and only use it if I have to (like I'm on an old Sun box or something).

At any rate, we have different points of view.

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