sponsor Vim development Vim logo go to HTTPS page Vim Book Ad

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.

If you want to vote for Vim features, you have to become a registered Vim user or sponsor. See the sponsor page.

   points    voters   feature
1 130   33   fix all problems, big and small; make Vim more robust
2 81 (-5)  18 -2  improve folding
3 78   25   improve diff mode: automatic refresh, better merge support
4 76   29   add more and better omni completion plugins
5 71 (-4)  28 -2  add collaborative editing: changes made to a buffer show up in another Vim in a second
6 68 (-10)  31 -3  support embedding of Vim in another GUI program
7 68   21   better plugin management system: automatic updates and dependencies
8 66   25   improve syntax highlighting speed
9 58 (-5)  8 -2  support multiple top-level windows for one running Vim
10 57 (-3)  18 -1  improve the support for MacOS X
11 56 (-15)  27 -6  add integration with Python instead of inventing more Vim script
12 54 (-1)  22 -1  add encryption for the swapfile
13 50 (-19)  30 -5  add IDE features (debugger integration, shell window)
14 49   26   improve syntax highlighting functionality
15 49   19   improve Visual block mode; make Ex commands work on rectangles
16 48 (-5)  26 -2  add an indication what text was changed since editing started (change bar or diff)
17 41   20   add smart cut/paste: fix white space before and after pasted text
18 37   14   add a command to repeat a whole mapping (not only its last change)
19 36   13   improve completion in Insert mode
20 34 (-2)  10 -1  improve completion on the command line
21 31 (-4)  10 -2  improve the Ruby interface
22 30   10   improve on-the-fly spell checking
23 30 (-2)  15 -1  improve the Python interface
24 30   10   lower the amount of memory that Vim uses when running
25 29 (-8)  15 -1  add a menu that lists the most recently used files
26 26   7   improve the quickfix commands
27 26   15   improve the performance of scrolling and displaying
28 26   10   improve "gq" formatting of text (left&right justified, comments option)
29 26 (-4)  13 -1  add syntax highlighting for more languages
30 25 (-6)  8 -1  improve printing with ":hardcopy"
31 23   11   add a method to repeat a previous change ("c.", "d.", etc.)
32 23   10   add patterns to define section borders for "{", "[[", "%", etc
33 22 (-1)  13 -1  improve the startup speed
34 21 (-4)  6 -3  improve the support for MS-Windows
35 21   9   improve flexible auto-indenting and support more languages
36 21 (-4)  8 -1  improve multi-byte character support (e.g., 'langmap')
37 19 (-1)  13 -1  add vertical mode for operators (e.g., delete word in five lines)
38 19   8   improve 'cindent', auto-indenting for C and C++
39 18   10   improve the performance of reading and writing files
40 17 (-1)  4 -1  add autocommand events for Insert mode, before/after inserting a character
41 16 (-4)  7 -1  add file locking
42 16   6   improve debug mode (debugging Vim scripts and functions)
43 15   6   improve the performance of Vim scripts (pre-compile them)
44 14   3   add more autocommand events (for ":cd", jump to tag, etc.)
45 14 (-9)  8 -2  add more features to Vim scripting
46 12 (-9)  8 -4  make it possible to use Vim as a plugin in Eclipse
47 11 (-7)  9 -3  add diff/merge capability for CVS, like in emacs
48 11 (-5)  6 -3  add GUI dialog to record/stop/play a keystroke macro
49 10 (-2)  5 -1  improve ":mksession" support (switch to a previously saved state)
50 10   4   improve the Cscope interface
51 9   5   improve the tutor (course for beginners)
52 8   3   improve the support for GTK
53 7   3   add better support for editing files in projects (with ID utils)
54 7   4   add flexible tab stops, can be used for tables
55 6 (-1)  4 -1  add option not to move the cursor when using a scrollbar
56 6   5   improve searching in the on-line help, add more tags
57 4 (-10)  5 -2  add a portable GUI toolkit for nice dialogs in Vim script
58 4   1   improve the OLE interface
59 4 (-1)  2 -1  improve 'viminfo' (keeping information when quitting Vim)
60 4   1   improve the Perl interface
61 3 (-2)  2 -2  improve the on-line help user manual
62 2 (-1)  2 -1  improve the Visual Studio interface (VisVim)
63 2 (-4)  3 -1  improve the remote server functionality
64 2 (-1)  2 -1  add editing of a hidden buffer (useful in scripts only)
65 1   1   add an "open" mode, like the original Vi
66 1   1   improve the support for X Window with the Athena toolkit
67 0 (-5)  4 -2  make Vim simpler to learn and easier to use
68 0 (-1)  1 -1  improve the on-line help reference manual
69 -1 (-2)  1 -1  improve the Tcl interface
70 -2 (-7)  3 -3  make installing and upgrading easier
71 -2 (-3)  1 -2  translate the on-line help to German, French, Spanish, etc.
72 -4 (-11)  4 -6  add GUI version that uses Qt (aka kvim)
73 -5 (-7)  2 -3  reduce the size of the distribution (harddisk usage)
74 -9 (-11)  2 -3  create a vim-script maillist, for announcements about new and updated scripts
75 -13 (-14)  1 -7  improve Vi compatibility, even the smallest detail
76 -16 (-23)  3 -10  add more GUI functions (requesters, menus, dialogs)
77 -16 (-16)  0 -9  improve the support for MacOS 9 and earlier
78 -17 (-26)  4 -10  make Vim available as a .net object
79 -27 (-27)  0 -13  improve the 16 bit DOS version (avoid out-of-memory problems)
80 -58 (-62)  1 -25  stop adding features, there are enough already

131 registered Vim users and sponsors have entered votes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

If you have questions or remarks about this site, visit the vimonline development pages. Please use this site responsibly.
Questions about Vim should go to the maillist. Help Bram help Uganda.
   
SourceForge.net Logo