John McCue <email@example.com> writes:
> Kenny McCormack <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I've installed VIM 8 on at least one of my machines. I've read (briefly)
>> some of the release notes and stuff, and my general impression is that it
>> is on its way to becoming more of an operating system than just an editor.
>> A path emacs has gone down long ago...
> That is my impression also, I think this started with
> VIM 7. I had to spend many hours changing my ~/.vimrc
> to disable a lot of default settings VIM 7 enabled that
> I hated. I fear the same may occur with ver 8.
If you used a recent version of Vim 7, it's essentially the same as Vim 8.
If you have a .vimrc, everything should stay the same. If you don't,
you'll have (IMO weird) new defaults, which can be disabled site-wide
# cat /etc/vimrc.local
let g:skip_defaults_vim = 1
>> But, the thing is, I wasn't able to make much sense out of it.
>> It seems to have a whole bunch of new features, but no real tangible
>> examplese of what the features are and how they would be used.
>> Can someone here enlighten me?
> Wish I could :)
My favorite new feature is that you don't need a "plugin manager" or
anything, you can simply extract plugins into subdirectories of
~/.vim/pack/my/start/ and it will load them properly automatically.
Vim 8 has new features for plugin authors, but for users there's not
so much new IMO.
Christian Neukirchen <email@example.com> http://chneukirchen.org