Vim

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A multi-platform programmer's editor that is upwards compatible with the classic UNIX editor vi. Development of the tool was originally started on the Amiga around 1990 as a improvement of STEVIE and then named Vi Imitation but the name was later changed to Vi Improved.

Features

Additional features:

  • multi-level undo
  • syntax highlighting
  • command line history
  • on-line help
  • filename completion
  • block operations

Vim related programmer's utilities

  • Exuberant ctags - Creates index files out of Vimscript source files - Open source - Current.

Versions

  • Mar 1997: Vim 4.6 - for emx 0.9b
  • Mar 1998: Vim 5.0 - ctags 2.0, xxd 1.8, colour support for os2ansi
  • Apr 1998: Vim 5.1
  • Aug 1998: Vim 5.3
  • Jul 1999: Vim 5.4 - Exuberant Ctags 3.2.4
  • Sep 1999: Vim 5.5 - Exuberant Ctags 3.3
  • Jan 2000: Vim 5.6
  • May 2001: Vim 5.8
  • Sep 2001: Vim 6.0
  • Mar 2002: Vim 6.1
  • Jun 2004: Vim 6.3
  • Oct 2005: Vim 6.4
  • Vim 7.0 (2006-05-17)
  • Vim 7.1 (2007-05-12) - 16-bit MS-DOS version
  • Vim 7.3 (2010-08-15) - 32-bit MS-DOS version
  • Vim 7.4 (2013-08-10)
  • Vim 8.0 (2017-04-23)
  • Vim 8.1 (2018-05-18)

Links

Authors

  • Tim Thompson (Original STEVIE developer)
  • Tony Andrews (Improvements to STEVIE, port to Amiga that was the basis for Vim, original STEVIE and Vim OS/2 ports)
  • Bram Moolenaar (Original Vim developer)
  • David Sanders (OS/2 port)