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I complained a week ago about my display driver going berserk . I blamed Windows Update, since it happened within hours of a pile of updates being installed. I upgraded to the latest beta NVidia drivers on Monday and it helped for a while, but by Wednesday...
I updated the Win64 binaries of Vim at vim-win3264 from Vim 7.2.000 to 7.2.182. I'm amazed that the original binaries were downloaded over 11,000 times since last August.
On a StackOverflow question about favorite Vim plugins , I learned about Ack , a replacement for grep that's smarter about searching source trees. Ack is written in Perl. The built-in :vimgrep is rather slow. It seems to have some Vim-specific overhead...
Vim has had syntax highlighting since version 5.0 in 1998. It quickly became indispensable. It's hard to go back to looking at monochromatic source code after you've become accustomed to syntax highlighting. The syntax highlighting is tied into Vim's...