Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.
minor feature: patch 8.0.0512: check for available characters takes too long Problem: Check for available characters takes too long. Solution: Only check did_start_blocking if wtime is negative.