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These are the results of the votes. The first column shows the total number of points for a feature. This includes the negative votes, which are mentioned in parenthesis.

The "voters" column shows the number people who voted for this feature and the number of voters that voted against this feature (with a minus sign). Thus this ignores the number of points someone has given.

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   points    voters   feature
1 115   31   fix all problems, big and small; make Vim more robust
2 73 (-5)  17 -2  improve folding
3 73   23   improve diff mode: automatic refresh, better merge support
4 66   26   improve syntax highlighting speed
5 66 (-1)  27 -1  add more and better omni completion plugins
6 61   21   better plugin management system: automatic updates and dependencies
7 60   21   improve the support for MacOS X
8 59 (-5)  9 -2  support multiple top-level windows for one running Vim
9 58 (-4)  24 -2  add collaborative editing: changes made to a buffer show up in another Vim in a second
10 57 (-10)  26 -3  support embedding of Vim in another GUI program
11 55   7   improve the performance of Vim scripts (pre-compile them)
12 54 (-1)  22 -1  add encryption for the swapfile
13 50 (-15)  34 -4  add IDE features (debugger integration, shell window)
14 49 (-9)  23 -5  add integration with Python instead of inventing more Vim script
15 49 (-5)  27 -2  add an indication what text was changed since editing started (change bar or diff)
16 44   25   improve syntax highlighting functionality
17 39   19   add smart cut/paste: fix white space before and after pasted text
18 37   16   add a menu that lists the most recently used files
19 34 (-2)  11 -1  improve the Ruby interface
20 34 (-2)  11 -1  improve completion on the command line
21 32   11   add a command to repeat a whole mapping (not only its last change)
22 31   14   add syntax highlighting for more languages
23 31   12   improve completion in Insert mode
24 30 (-1)  16 -1  improve the startup speed
25 28   14   improve the Python interface
26 27   11   improve "gq" formatting of text (left&right justified, comments option)
27 26   7   improve the quickfix commands
28 25   9   improve on-the-fly spell checking
29 24   15   improve Visual block mode; make Ex commands work on rectangles
30 24   13   improve the performance of scrolling and displaying
31 23 (-6)  7 -1  improve printing with ":hardcopy"
32 21   8   improve 'cindent', auto-indenting for C and C++
33 21   8   lower the amount of memory that Vim uses when running
34 20   8   improve flexible auto-indenting and support more languages
35 20   6   improve multi-byte character support (e.g., 'langmap')
36 19   11   improve the performance of reading and writing files
37 17 (-1)  4 -1  add autocommand events for Insert mode, before/after inserting a character
38 17   7   improve debug mode (debugging Vim scripts and functions)
39 16 (-9)  10 -2  add more features to Vim scripting
40 15 (-4)  6 -1  add file locking
41 14   10   add a method to repeat a previous change ("c.", "d.", etc.)
42 14   3   add more autocommand events (for ":cd", jump to tag, etc.)
43 13   7   add patterns to define section borders for "{", "[[", "%", etc
44 13 (-1)  10 -1  add vertical mode for operators (e.g., delete word in five lines)
45 13 (-5)  5 -4  improve the support for MS-Windows
46 11 (-5)  6 -3  add GUI dialog to record/stop/play a keystroke macro
47 10   4   improve the Cscope interface
48 9 (-5)  6 -3  make it possible to use Vim as a plugin in Eclipse
49 9 (-5)  8 -2  add diff/merge capability for CVS, like in emacs
50 7   4   add flexible tab stops, can be used for tables
51 7   4   improve the remote server functionality
52 6   5   improve searching in the on-line help, add more tags
53 6 (-2)  4 -1  improve ":mksession" support (switch to a previously saved state)
54 5   4   improve the tutor (course for beginners)
55 5 (-1)  4 -1  add option not to move the cursor when using a scrollbar
56 4   2   improve the support for GTK
57 4 (-1)  2 -1  improve 'viminfo' (keeping information when quitting Vim)
58 4   1   improve the OLE interface
59 3   2   add better support for editing files in projects (with ID utils)
60 3 (-2)  2 -2  improve the on-line help user manual
61 2 (-1)  2 -1  add editing of a hidden buffer (useful in scripts only)
62 1   1   improve the support for X Window with the Athena toolkit
63 1 (-2)  2 -2  improve the Visual Studio interface (VisVim)
64 1   1   improve the Tcl interface
65 1   1   add an "open" mode, like the original Vi
66 0 (-7)  4 -5  add GUI version that uses Qt (aka kvim)
67 0 (-1)  1 -1  improve the on-line help reference manual
68 -1 (-10)  3 -2  add a portable GUI toolkit for nice dialogs in Vim script
69 -1 (-3)  2 -2  translate the on-line help to German, French, Spanish, etc.
70 -2 (-8)  5 -3  make Vim simpler to learn and easier to use
71 -4 (-8)  3 -4  make installing and upgrading easier
72 -5 (-7)  2 -3  reduce the size of the distribution (harddisk usage)
73 -8 (-15)  3 -8  add more GUI functions (requesters, menus, dialogs)
74 -8 (-11)  3 -3  create a vim-script maillist, for announcements about new and updated scripts
75 -14 (-14)  0 -8  improve the support for MacOS 9 and earlier
76 -15 (-16)  1 -7  improve Vi compatibility, even the smallest detail
77 -22 (-23)  1 -12  improve the 16 bit DOS version (avoid out-of-memory problems)
78 -23 (-28)  3 -12  make Vim available as a .net object
79 -64 (-64)  0 -25  stop adding features, there are enough already

129 registered Vim users and sponsors have entered votes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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