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These are the results of the votes. The first column shows the total number of points for a feature. This includes the negative votes, which are mentioned in parenthesis.

The "voters" column shows the number people who voted for this feature and the number of voters that voted against this feature (with a minus sign). Thus this ignores the number of points someone has given.

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   points    voters   feature
1 219 (-26)  85 -12  add IDE features (debugger integration, shell window)
2 195   75   add more and better omni completion plugins
3 177 (-25)  74 -9  add integration with Python instead of inventing more Vim script
4 172 (-12)  65 -1  fix all problems, big and small; make Vim more robust
5 154 (-4)  44 -3  add collaborative editing: changes made to a buffer show up in another Vim in a second
6 137 (-12)  59 -5  support embedding of Vim in another GUI program
7 127   56   improve diff mode: automatic refresh, better merge support
8 124 (-1)  41 -1  improve Visual block mode; make Ex commands work on rectangles
9 120 (-4)  40 -1  improve folding
10 115 (-3)  55 -1  improve syntax highlighting speed
11 102 (-5)  19 -4  support multiple top-level windows for one running Vim
12 84 (-6)  43 -2  better plugin management system: automatic updates and dependencies
13 79   39   improve syntax highlighting functionality
14 64 (-23)  53 -4  add an indication what text was changed since editing started (change bar or diff)
15 60   22   improve on-the-fly spell checking
16 57   28   improve completion in Insert mode
17 56 (-23)  29 -11  make it possible to use Vim as a plugin in Eclipse
18 56   25   improve flexible auto-indenting and support more languages
19 55 (-4)  19 -1  improve multi-byte character support (e.g., 'langmap')
20 55   25   add smart cut/paste: fix white space before and after pasted text
21 54 (-1)  31 -1  improve the performance of scrolling and displaying
22 54   25   improve the startup speed
23 52 (-7)  23 -4  improve the support for MacOS X
24 51 (-1)  25 -1  add vertical mode for operators (e.g., delete word in five lines)
25 48   18   improve completion on the command line
26 44   24   add a command to repeat a whole mapping (not only its last change)
27 41   20   add a method to repeat a previous change ("c.", "d.", etc.)
28 40 (-4)  18 -1  improve the performance of Vim scripts (pre-compile them)
29 39   12   improve printing with ":hardcopy"
30 38 (-2)  25 -1  improve the Python interface
31 35   16   add option not to move the cursor when using a scrollbar
32 35   15   lower the amount of memory that Vim uses when running
33 34   15   improve 'cindent', auto-indenting for C and C++
34 30   13   improve the quickfix commands
35 30   16   improve ":mksession" support (switch to a previously saved state)
36 29 (-5)  16 -3  add more features to Vim scripting
37 28   15   improve "gq" formatting of text (left&right justified, comments option)
38 28   15   add patterns to define section borders for "{", "[[", "%", etc
39 27   11   improve the support for GTK
40 27   12   improve the performance of reading and writing files
41 25   14   add autocommand events for Insert mode, before/after inserting a character
42 24   10   add more autocommand events (for ":cd", jump to tag, etc.)
43 24   11   add flexible tab stops, can be used for tables
44 22 (-4)  16 -1  add syntax highlighting for more languages
45 21 (-5)  13 -4  add encryption for the swapfile
46 19 (-9)  12 -5  add diff/merge capability for CVS, like in emacs
47 19 (-9)  20 -2  add a menu that lists the most recently used files
48 19 (-3)  14 -2  improve the Ruby interface
49 18   10   improve debug mode (debugging Vim scripts and functions)
50 18 (-14)  15 -5  improve the support for MS-Windows
51 15   10   add better support for editing files in projects (with ID utils)
52 13 (-2)  8 -2  add file locking
53 13   7   improve 'viminfo' (keeping information when quitting Vim)
54 11   7   improve the tutor (course for beginners)
55 11   7   improve the Perl interface
56 11   4   add editing of a hidden buffer (useful in scripts only)
57 10 (-4)  7 -1  improve the remote server functionality
58 9   3   improve searching in the on-line help, add more tags
59 8 (-2)  8 -2  create a vim-script maillist, for announcements about new and updated scripts
60 8 (-13)  4 -8  add GUI dialog to record/stop/play a keystroke macro
61 8 (-2)  5 -2  make installing and upgrading easier
62 7   4   improve the on-line help reference manual
63 7 (-1)  3 -1  improve the on-line help user manual
64 5 (-11)  6 -5  add a portable GUI toolkit for nice dialogs in Vim script
65 4 (-2)  6 -1  improve the Cscope interface
66 3   2   add scope arguments to the ":tag" command (like Elvis)
67 3   2   add an "open" mode, like the original Vi
68 2 (-2)  1 -1  improve the OLE interface
69 1 (-2)  2 -2  translate the on-line help to German, French, Spanish, etc.
70 1 (-12)  8 -7  make Vim simpler to learn and easier to use
71 -1 (-1)  0 -1  improve the support for X Window with the Athena toolkit
72 -1 (-2)  1 -1  improve the Tcl interface
73 -2 (-2)  0 -1  improve the support for X Window with the Motif toolkit
74 -3 (-6)  3 -3  improve the Visual Studio interface (VisVim)
75 -11 (-11)  0 -4  reduce the size of the distribution (harddisk usage)
76 -11 (-29)  9 -16  add GUI version that uses Qt (aka kvim)
77 -12 (-12)  0 -9  improve the support for MacOS 9 and earlier
78 -19 (-30)  4 -14  add more GUI functions (requesters, menus, dialogs)
79 -33 (-35)  1 -19  improve the 16 bit DOS version (avoid out-of-memory problems)
80 -34 (-37)  2 -18  improve Vi compatibility, even the smallest detail
81 -41 (-57)  6 -24  make Vim available as a .net object
82 -95 (-116)  11 -43  stop adding features, there are enough already

257 registered Vim users and sponsors have entered votes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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