Vim Lands Asynchronous Processing Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 8 February 2016 at 04:00 PM EST. 15 Comments
The latest feature added to the popular Vim text editor is asynchronous processing.

Since yesterday with this patch, there is now support for asynchronous processing via jobs using the job_start(), job_status(), and job_stop() functions. Initially this jobs support was limited to Unix-like platforms, but since then has been extended to cover Vim on Windows as well.

Phoronix readers writing in about this change have been quick to point out that the jobs/asynchronous processing support was one of the reasons that the NeoVim fork had started in the first place, but there remains other changed as well as noted on their GitHub page.
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