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

132 registered Vim users and sponsors have entered votes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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