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Vim 6.x rocks!

Ok. Back to my religion. No more trying out different editors.

During the last three months, I’ve been playing with different editors to see if something is better than my favourite, VIM. Conclusion - back to VIM. I tried:

My VIM Screenshot
Screenshot of my GVIM 6.1

Here’s my customization settings.

"vsbabu - vim6.1 preferences for Win32
"usage: source thisfile.vim in .vimrc *after* every other sourcing
"I put this in Windows install directory and source it as 
"         source $VIM/thisfile.vim

"file saving
" -- this way, I’ve only one folder to cleanup of ~ and .swp files
set backupdir=c:\windows\temp
set directory=c:\windows\temp

set tabstop=4
set shiftwidth=4
set expandtab
set smarttab
" -- set pyw same as python
augroup filetypedetect
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.pyw setf python
augroup END

" -- reduce it for nauseating tag based stuff
augroup filetypedetect
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.html,*.htm,*.xhtml,*.xml,*.dtml,*.pt,*.css
            \ set tabstop=2 shiftwidth=2
augroup END

set autoindent
set nowrap
set showmatch

set nowrapscan
augroup filetypedetect
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.html,*.htm,*.xhtml,*.xml,*.dtml,
            \ *.pt,*.css,*.asp,*.vbs  set ignorecase
augroup END
colorscheme darkblue
set guifont=lucida_console:h10:w6

"always show status line
set laststatus=2
"show status line in reverse video
set highlight=sr
"no toolbar
set guioptions-=T
"enable right-click
set mousemodel=popup

" ------------ end customization --------------

I had not visited for almost an year. It now features a cookbook and that is something VIM really needed. So many features nobody knew about :-)

  1. There's a nice addition for vim called Cream ( it makes VIM too easy for beginners though :)

    Posted by: wari on November 8, 2002 07:13 AM