vimrc recommendation

Agathoklis D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at
Wed Apr 1 11:22:47 PDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 01, at 07:19 Spencer Collyer wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:40:30 -0600, Archaic wrote:
> > The vimrc that LFS creates is very spartan. There is a default
> > configuration that isn't bad plus it gives new users a quick idea of
> > how powerful the rc can be.
> > 
> > cp runtime/vimrc_example.vim /etc/vimrc
> > 
> > The if statement for bg=dark is not included, but could be appended if
> > so desired.
> > 
> The general recommendation on the VIm lists is to source
> runtime/vimrc_example.vim in your own vimrc. That way, if you upgrade
> VIm at a later time and the vimrc_example.vim changes to handle new
> features, you automatically get those changes.

Excuse me, but you are absolutely wrong about that! Have you any links to
support your claims?
I just asked for confirmation (although I was sure but I did it anyways),
Tony Mechelynck and Bram Moolenar and they both answered me that this is a
bad practice and should be avoided. Actually Tony answered me, that the most
sane solution is to source mswin.vim which offers a more nice environment.


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