Re: Vim's future ?
- Paul Romanchenko -
> > One Vim with two toplevel windows would share everything at first, butYou can make it transparent by adding code for sharing things. My point
> > you will want to make things private to each toplevel window. Two Vims
> > don't share anything at first, but you can make them share things. What
> > you end up with would be almost the same, only the implementation is
> > different. And I can assure you that starting with two different Vims
> > is a _lot_ easier. And it also works for using Vim in two xterms.
> I can make two vims share something by typing a lot of commands. It's
> not transparent.
is that this would be a tiny task compared to adding support for
multiple toplevel windows. For example, using "unnamed" in 'clipboard'
makes the unnamed register transparently shared with the clipboard.
> > > ps: ':Explore' is toooo pooooor and I think this is bad idea to imporveSelecting a file to edit is a common task in an editor. A good GUI file
> > > it over and over again, because vim isn't file manager/browser.
> > > Is it better to handle/browse files in the IDE?
> > And what if you are running Vim over telnet?
> It'll lose how it lose colors when I run vim on dumb terminals. How it lose
> Meta_ when it run on non-gui. How it lose xselection when it run on
> vim isn't file manager ;) anyway I use vim like file manager on our
> hp-ux 'cause I don't like mc and I need to browse projects ;) But I
> think if file manager would be developed is plugin in
> "c/python/scheme/whatsever" it would be better. imho ;)
> btw, aren't you started a-a-p 'cause vim isn't file manager (in the list
> of reasons)?
selector would be the best, but it is not always available. The
Explorer window is a nice replacement. And I haven't seen a file
selector widget that allows hitting "j" and "k" to select an entry! :-)
Seriously: Is there any file selector that supports searching for a file
name with a regexp?
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> > > A file is associated with a document. When you change a document, the
> > > is propageted to all the views. Yes, this means a lot of
> > > this is not a problem, I haven't seen performance issues.
> > >
> > How is this different from a vim buffer?
> Not much. The major difference though is that you can have multiple views
> one documents, and that a view may be a toplevel window. Vim does notBut it supports multiple views on the buffer.
> support multiple top-level windows at the moment.