136573Re: Vim wiki editable by git
- Feb 28, 2013On 24 February 2013 23:34, Marc Weber wrote:
> As you all know I wrote VAM to solve a problem: Vim pluginsI agree there's a problem. I think vim.org could do with
> The Vim community suffers from a second problem: There
> are many plugins - some are outdated - and its sometimes
> hard to find the "jewels" - because they may be hosted on
> github only. There is a wiki, but its not integrated in
> the main site - neither is it easy for external people to
> hack on it just using what they know best: "Vim" (right?)
> For this reason I'd like to start a wiki like text file
> based git repository which summarizes the most useful
> tools (and maybe alternatives) so that people who want to
> find answers about: "How to I most efficiently code xy"
> or do "z".
> Also would you be interested in joining and helpingA wiki is a great idea. And they maintain themselves,
> maintain such a git based wiki?
courtesy of those who give a shit. I think it should be on
vim.org though (I realise this is your ultimate intent too).
> Its not about writing comprehensive documentation, ratherAgreed. These questions come up *a lot*, and finding the
> about creating an index about which tools are known to
> solve a problem. This can be completion, configuration,
> running a compiler and more.
answers with Google is surprisingly difficult. What you get
are blog posts saying 'you can hack foo integration into Vim
with these custom mappings which happen to rely on custom
program x which is in my environment but you'll have to
compile it from source ...,' etc.
This isn't a criticism: because Vim is so customisable,
people can easily whip up their own systems which solve the
problem at hand but aren't always helpful for the beginner
(or seasoned professional!) trying to learn Python, for
The current state of affairs is quite fragmented.
There's vim.org, the mailing list, the Vim tips wiki,
scripts on vim.org, other scripts on Github, discussion on
#vim, many questions on Stack Overflow .... Where to look?
Certainly I think the scripts section on vim.org needs
a thorough revamp.
> Feedback about this idea and ideas are welcome.Well, I also think that vim.org would benefit from
a chatroom, Stack Overflow style. I've no doubt it
would be popular among new users of Vim. #vim has
loads of new users asking questions, and who uses IRC
these days? :-)
I think, given the enduring popularity of Vim, it needs
a centralised resource.
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