Vim BOF in Amsterdam
- I will be doing a Birds Of a Feather session on Vim:
Subject: Vim 7: Wishes and implementation
Date: September 29
Time: between 9 pm and 10 pm
Place: Amsterdam, RAI congress center
I plan to talk about what the plans are for Vim 7: what users would
like to see added (using the voting list) and how to implement that.
This is a discussion, I plan to do more listening than speaking.
The BOF takes place during the Free Software Bazaar, part of the SANE
conference. The Bazaar is free to attend, no registration required.
Richard M. Stallman will do a presentation at the Bazaar. For more
There also is a Vim tutorial on Monday, September 27. It is intended
for Vim users who know the basic editing commands and want to learn how
to edit more effectively.
This tutorial presents Vim solutions to every-day editing tasks, such as
answering e-mail, writing source code and creating web pages. Practical
examples will be given for clever solutions, which you can adjust to
your own situation: Formatting text, finding your way in a tree of
source files, using search patterns, etc.
An introduction is given to customizing Vim to your needs. Writing Vim
scripts with functions, creating user commands and mappings that you can
automate editing tasks with. And when Vim is not enough, know how to
invoke external commands and use the Perl or Python interface.
THE SANE 2004 CONFERENCE
The Vim tutorial is part of the SANE 2004 conference. There are several
other interesting tutorials, given by experts in the field. Examples:
- MySQL by the writer of the MySQL documentation.
- Linux Firewals by the programmer of the firewall code in the 2.0
- FreeBSD 5.2 by Marshall Kirk McKusick, author of the FreeBSD 5.2
Presentations at the conference:
- Keynote by Paul Kilmartin, Director of eBay.
- Presentations by Unix veterans Peter Salus and Wietse Venema.
- Oscar winner John Nelson on the special effects in the movie
- And many others.
For more information and registration: http://www.sane.nl
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-- Larry Wall
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