After many years of gradual improvement, the Vim editor takes a big step with a major release, version 9. Besides many small additions, the spotlight is on a new incarnation of the Vim script language: Vim9 script.
Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. It is included as “vi” with most UNIX systems and with Apple OS X.
Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:
persistent, multi-level undo tree
extensive plugin system
support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
powerful search and replace
integrates with many tools
The previous release was version 8.2 in December 2019. Since the latest source code is always available on GitHub, many have already picked up later patch versions (there are more than 5000 of them!). Therefore the changes have already been tried out by many users. On top of that, bugs have been fixed, security issues have been addressed, and many tests have been added. Code coverage has been dramatically increased. This version is more reliable than any before.
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