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[23-Sep-2023] The server is currently experiencing sporadic problems with the project database and web server. This means login, news and scripts are currently unavailable. This is usually solved within a short time. Thank you for your patience.
Another way to get to the scripts is through git on github.

Vim - the ubiquitous text editor

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. It is included as "vi" with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X.

Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:
  • persistent, multi-level undo tree
  • extensive plugin system
  • support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
  • powerful search and replace
  • integrates with many tools

  News  Vim 9.0.1927 is the current version 

RIP Bram Moolenaar

[2023-08-09] The Vim project is deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Bram. We certainly will miss him, his guidance and his humour.

The Vim project wouldn't exist without his ongoing passion to lead and develop Vim and the community for more than 30 years.

Our deepest condolences to all his family and may they have enough strengths to come through these saddened times. We lost a great guy way too early, who should have had the chance to enjoy and live for at least several more years!

In addition he was well-known for collecting donations for the ICCF foundation and helping many children in Uganda. And despite the saddened news, during the last 7 days an incredible amount of EURO 60,000 was donated. That is so awesome. Thank you all contributors!

An incredible amount of people have been giving respect and saying goodby at here and you'll find obituary articles and links here.

It is in Brams interest to continue the Vim project even if development now will slow down, but hopefully the community is being able to step up and continue the work in the next years. (Christian Brabandt)

new :defer command

[2022-09-10] Cleaning up after creating a file or directory can easily be forgotten. To make it easier the :defer command has been added. It works like it does in the Go language. Also, you can add a flag to writefile() and mkdir() to have them defer a delete() call. This is especially useful in tests, where temp files need to be cleaned up. Read about it in the help file. (Bram Moolenaar)

Virtual text has been implemented

[2022-09-10] The past weeks a new feature has been added, that allows for displaying text in between the buffer text. Since this text does not exist in the file this is often called "virtual text". The virtual text can appear inside the line, after the line and below the line. You can read about it in the help. (Bram Moolenaar)

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See pictures of Bram's latest visit to Uganda on Google Photos.

Read the visit report on the ICCF website.

  Recent Script Updates  5,919 scripts, 17,495,854 downloads 
[2023-09-20]  asyncrun : Run Async Shell Commands in Vim 8.0 and Output to Quickfix in Realtime
(2.11.23) - added try/catch for Ex commands (starting with colon), eg. ":AsyncRun  :echo 123" and display exception if failed. - fixed minor issues. - Wei Lin
[2023-09-11]  HTML/XHTML Macros : HTML/XHTML editing macros and menus
(1.3.6) - File missing from zip archive - Christian J. Robinson
[2023-09-09]  fuzzyy : A fuzzy finder for vim
(1.1.2) https://github.com/Donaldttt/fuzzyy - Nachuan Tang
[2023-09-04]  gpt-vim : brings chat gpt to Vim and NVim
(0.9) The assistant can now execute generated python and lua code just like int chat-gpt interpreter mode The assistant can also search the web (google, ddg and wikipedia) and read web pages content. - ayman khamouma
[2023-09-03]  The ObjectSense Programming Language : An object-oriented reincarnation of VimL
(2.0.0) This is a tremendous update, which really takes ObjectSense into another level and no other language has done before!  It can be the ultimate form of literate programming or even beyond literate programming.  We started out doing object-oriented programming in vimL, never thought would end up anything like this. Now we can have functional, procedural, object-oriented, imperative, declarative, o... - Yiu Wing
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