Updated VIM Setup

Michael Sharpe
6 min readDec 23, 2020

I learned vi in 1991 at university. I kind of immediately took to it, likely because I had messed around a lot with the DOS edlin.exe. The vi editor was so super powerful in comparison. At the time, Vim did not exist or was not popular. A few years later, Elvis and Vim started becoming popular. I played with Elvis for a while; I think it had syntax highlighting first. But Vim soon became more popular, so I switched to that. I have never really looked back.

I think it was in the early 2000s that Vimscript was born. I was doing a lot of C/C++ programming then, and I ended up writing a small script…

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