I use Gvim on Windows platforms on an hourly basis, and it really bothers me that I cannot make MacVim work properly when I need to move around with the MacBook Air. A bunch of things are going wrong on the OS X system:
That there are a lot of
MacVim.appleft overs in my system, as follows. They are all accessible (I can open a file through any one of the following 5)
Vimopened through my Terminal is of a different version (Vim 8.0, 1-543).
Worst still, I got Python compatibility issue across all versions of the MacVim and Vim. I have asked this compatibility issue in another post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46718585/using-vim-to-edit-r-script-why-python-keeps-complaining . To note,
- I have solved the Python problem that has to do with R and Python script on my Windows machines. Detailed steps are in the link above.
- Can I delete the outdated
MacVim.app's from my OS X system?
- How to let the Terminal use the correct version
Vim? I may need to build the Vim + MacVim locally?
- Fundamentally, how to address this incompatibility issue? Based on my fix on Windows platforms, the errors are thrown when the "bit" version of Vim is not the same as the Python. Moving everything to 64-bit solves the problem even on a Windows machine. However, I don't even see a "bit"-version from either Vim builds on my Mac system: be it MacVim or Vim through Terminal.