symlink to /usr/share/vim/vimXX/

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Mon Oct 17 14:10:43 UTC 2005

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On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 03:58:47PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > Since it can be a common need, what do you think of providing in the
> > vim package the symlink:
> >   /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent -> vim64/
> I don't see the point since /usr/share/vim/vim64 is in the runtime path, 
> if you need matchit.vim, you only have to put in you .vimrc :
>     runtime macros/matchit.vim

There two ways of enabling plugins: sourcing them in .vimrc, as you did,
and symlinking/copying them in a plugin/ directory included in your
runtime path. I prefer the second one.

With our current setting the first way works properly upon version
changes, the second does not.

Stefano Zacchiroli  --  Master in Computer Science @ Uni. Bologna, Italy
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