Benji Fisher sez:
} If this catches on, we may not need the Carbon version anymore. Then
} again, there may still be users who would rather download a 3-MB text
} editor than a who-knows-how-big windowing system. (Did anyone say
} I know some on this list are already using Vim with XDarwin. Any
} comments on pros and cons?
Executive summary: Keep going with the Carbon version, the X11 version
is an enhancement, not a replacement.
I use three different varieties of vim on my MacOS X box. I use the
(Fink-installed) X11 vim when I am working in X. I use the Carbon
version when I am working from a Terminal window. I use the terminal
version when I am logged in over ssh. I do all three and find it vastly
convenient that I can have multiple vim windows open in XDarwin, or use
a GUI vim even though XDarwin isn't currently running, or run in the
terminal when I want to start it quickly or when I don't have a GUI
available. For that matter, I use vim on Windows when I am forced to use
windows. A vim for every UI and a UI for every need.
Incidentally, it would give me a warm, tingly feeling if I could install
a single package and have Carbon, X11, and terminal versions all in the
same binary. That would rock.
} --Benji Fisher