Posted by: Anonymous
on November 05, 2007 03:55 PM
If you are editing 1 file at a time, you will probably know the name of that file. But if you edit multiple files (ie. vim file*.c) it's easy to lose track of where you are. Plus when you come back to a file (:#n = forward, :#N = backward), it can be helpful to see other status. I don't do this constantly, but I do it frequently enough that the extra status info is a nice option to have available. And still, Vim is developer friendly in allowing us to use almost all of the window for text when we want.