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

121 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