[implementations-list] (viper devel) Should Viper parse .vimrcfiles? And should "n" and C-s C-s search be integrated?

Jon j at ngedit.com
Mon Oct 1 15:03:03 CEST 2007

Sorry for the delay in answering.

ViEmu's approach with .vimrc is that I don't read it. I provide an alternate
.viemurc. The reason is that I don't process much of the stuff that would be
in .vimrc, so it could be confusing. I prefer the user to be aware of the
fact, and that is a good way for now. If/when most of the stuff is properly
processed, I might switch to processing the regular .vimrc.

In my opinion, vim's scripting language is a total PITA. So good luck with
it. It's not among the goals of ViEmu to provide full vim/viml emulation, it
would be too much work for too little a result. But a healthy subset of the
important parts is important for many users.


  - Jon
  - http://www.viemu.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Spiro [mailto:jasonspiro3 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 4:17 AM
To: implementations-list at lists.ourproject.org
Cc: Alessandro Piras; Michael Kifer; John J Lee
Subject: [implementations-list] (viper devel) Should Viper parse
.vimrcfiles? And should "n" and C-s C-s search be integrated?

Hi all and thanks for joining the list.

I wonder:

* Would it be useful for Viper/Vimpulse[1] to parse users' .vimrc
files to see if they have used commands like :set ignorecase and
:imap, and to apply those settings, key mappings, and abbreviation
definitions in Emacs?

     * How hard is it to parse Vim scripts badly?  To parse them well?
 How should Viper/Vimpulse parse them?

* Should the "last Emacs (Ctrl-s) search" and "last Vi (/) search" be
treated as one so that the C-s C-s combo and Viper/Vimpulse's "Repeat
Last Search" command (the "n" key) will both repeat the same

Thanks in advance,

P.S.  Please Reply to All.  I am cc'ing Michael, John, and Alessandro:
they aren't on-list.  Please join at
https://lists.ourproject.org/mailman/listinfo/implementations-list :-)

^ [1].  Viper and Vimpulse provide Vi and Vim emulation for Emacs.

^ [2].  This is much easier to do right if we treat search case
sensitivity settings as identical in both Vi and Emacs emulation, at
least for search-repetition purposes.

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