Re: [dev] [ANNOUNCE] vis-0.1: first release of a vim-like editor

From: Jan Christoph Ebersbach <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:24:14 +0100

Hi Marc,

I like vis very much. It's blazing fast and comes with good defaults.
The following things I noticed:

- Setting defaults requires patching some c file instead of config.def.h

- Background/Foreground colors are only applied when syntax highlighting
  is possible for the currently loaded file

- I miss that I can't align multiple cursors in insert mode, i.e. to
  align all "=" over multiple lines. The editor kakoune supports this

- I also miss C-a and C-x for dealing with numbers .. but that's just a
  minor inconvenience right now

- It took me ages to start vis with the proper VIS_PATH and VIS_THEME
  settings. My installation directory for vis is ~/.local which is not
  part of the default locations. Furthermore, the manpage still refers
  to ~/.vis as the location where to put my personal configuration but
  it is actually ~/.config/vis. I had to create a little shell script
  that sets VIS_PATH and VIS_THEME before starting vis. In my opinion
  these obstacles make it very hard to start playing around with it.

Since I'm using a light terminal background, I recreated the papercolor
theme. Please feel free to integrate it:

Keep up the good work!

Jan Christoph

On Fri 15-01-2016 16:56 +0100, Marc André Tanner wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 07:59:37PM +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
> > I think this is pushing it for a 2015 release. But I'll be sure to
> > give it a go asap, 2016. :)
> Did you (or anyone else) try it? First impressions? Which features did
> you miss the most?
Jan Christoph Ebersbach
I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes
from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes
from trusting Christ - God’s righteousness.  Phil 3:9

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