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From: Larry McVoy <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: Fwd: Message from the family of Bram Moolenaar
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2023 17:15:40 -0700	[thread overview]
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I've used vim for a very long time, super grateful for Bram's work.  Vim
has all of the usefulness of vi and then tossed in buffers so vi wasn't
worse than emacs, I doubt I've used 10% of the stuff that he added to
vim.  For me, it was a portable vi that worked everywhere, faithful
to vi, with buffers.  I use it every day, I'm typing this email in it.

He was only 62, so sad.

He will be missed and remembered.

:help iccf

and perhaps donate in his memory, I will.

On Sat, Aug 05, 2023 at 10:08:14PM +0200, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
> I do not know whether it is right, and i am surely not the right
> person to mourn in public, but i wanted to forward this.
> I only spoke to him once, he mailed me in private, but i could not
> help him supporting Uganda, even though i admired what he was
> doing, and often looked.
> Local capacity building, and (mutual) respect for local culture
> and practice, despite all sharp spikes and edges the storm causes
> over time, that is surely the way to do it right.
> --- Forwarded from Bram Moolenaar <> ---
> Sender:
> To:
> Subject: Message from the family of Bram Moolenaar
> Message-Id: <>
> Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2023 13:19:30 +0100 (WEST)
> From: Bram Moolenaar <>
> Reply-To:
> List-ID: <>
> Dear all, 
> It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Bram Moolenaar passed away on 3 August 2023.
> Bram was suffering from a medical condition that progressed quickly over the last few weeks.
> Bram dedicated a large part of his life to VIM and he was very proud of the VIM community that you are all part of.
> We as family are now arranging the funeral service of Bram which will take place in The Netherlands and will be held in the Dutch lanuage. The extact date, time and place are still to be determined.
> Should you wish to attend his funeral then please send a message to This email address can also be used to get in contact with the family regarding other matters, bearing in the mind the situation we are in right now as family.
> With kind regards,
> The family of Bram Moolenaar
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>  -- End forward <>
> --steffen
> |
> |Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
> |der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
> |einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
> |(By Robert Gernhardt)

Larry McVoy           Retired to fishing

  reply	other threads:[~2023-08-06  0:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-08-05 20:08 [TUHS] " Steffen Nurpmeso
2023-08-06  0:15 ` Larry McVoy [this message]
2023-08-06  1:42   ` [TUHS] " John Cowan
2023-08-06  2:03     ` Larry McVoy
2023-08-06 13:30       ` Andy Kosela
2023-08-06  1:34 ` steve jenkin

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