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posted by janrinok on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:27PM   Printer-friendly
from the cue-vim-emacs-war-in-5-4-3-2-1 dept.

Hell_Rok writes:

"Neovim is an effort to aggressively re-factor the Vim source code and improve on:

  • It will provide first class support for embedding.
  • It lets you extend the editor in any programming language.
  • It supports more powerful GUIs.
  • Vim plugins will work with it.

Hosted on Bounty Source it has reached $25,500 of it's goal of $10,000, although there are still 3 days to reach further stretch goals! You can view the projects current progress and even pitch in over at GitHub. As someone who has started using Vim full-time over the last 6 months I feel that this is a very good project for the longevity of Vim."

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Lagg on Thursday March 20 2014, @05:49PM

    by Lagg (105) on Thursday March 20 2014, @05:49PM (#18980) Homepage Journal
    Just like with github's own already-failed editor (WebTechnologies (TM), open core, somehow managing to be dependent on OS X despite being written mostly in HTML and JS as per their words) this is yet another thing that is pretty much already dead if they can't even get the fundamentals right. Getting real tired of this shit. I saw news of this earlier and this was my mental progression from beginning to end: "Oh cool, refactoring it? Well that's great it needs a cleanup- wait. Wait, where are these features coming from out of left field. How is adding more cruft refactoring? Wait, wait, vim for the 21st century? What? Oh... Oh crap... It's one of those editor projects.".

    They can keep their misuse of terms, buzzwords and other such nonsense. Those of us who get things done (whether you use vim or emacs, doesn't matter) will continue to do so with our so-called "outdated" editors and those who want the new purdy can use their webkit powered layers upon layers of hacks to get various extension language bindings to work and sorry excuses for embedding that end up breaking subsystems because of the hacks used to make the embedding work in the first place and struggle with it more than actually writing code.
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