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==Comments==
 
==Comments==
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I don't have enough time at the moment to go into much detail, but I suggest:
*Show a HUGE or BIG build example to show how it's done.
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* Mention TortoiseHg along with the straight Hg installer. TortoiseHg contains regular Hg so you get both the normal functionality and also a nice GUI if preferred.
*Check claims made about MyDiff and if valid, explain why it isn't wanted. Fritzophrenic has to use MyDiff to make diffs. Check when used with paths with embedded spaces.
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* Build with a HUGE feature set (or BIG or something) mainly to show how it's done.
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* Explain why MyDiff isn't wanted. I have one that is very similar to the default, which works fine, and when I remove it I cannot make diffs. Or at least, I couldn't last time I tried.
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Thanks for this, I'm going to use it when I get around to compiling Vim on my "new" desktop (new because it replaced my dinosaur, but it's probably considered a Neanderthal itself). For now I'm using the Cream installer. --[[User:Fritzophrenic|Fritzophrenic]] 14:43, July 28, 2011 (UTC)
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:I have done a few changes (and I mentioned the example vimrc, so removed it from the above comment). I'll have to return and think about MyDiff. Possibly I'm prejudiced against it because broken versions have been distributed with the Cream release and because it is not needed when a good diff.exe is installed, as mentioned in the tip. However, I do not have spaces in my directory/file names, and perhaps if I tested with spaced names I would find it doesn't work (and a good MyDiff might fix it by inserting the necessary quotes).
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:Why should TortoiseHg be mentioned? Apart from the bare essentials to get the Vim source, info on how to use Mercurial does not belong here, so I don't see how a GUI would be an improvement over {{tt|hg pull -u}}. [[User:JohnBeckett|JohnBeckett]] 07:01, November 25, 2011 (UTC)
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