On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 12:54:27PM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> Rely on the upstream filetype.vim instead of duplicating its rules in
> git's instructions for syntax highlighting support on pre-7.2 vim
> versions.
> The result is a shorter contrib/vim/README.  More importantly, it lets
> us punt on maintenance of the autocmd rules.
> So now when we fix the upstream gitsendemail rule in light of commit
> eed6ca7, new git users stuck on old vim reading contrib/vim/README can
> automagically get the fix without any further changes needed to git.
> Once the world has moved on to vim 7.2+ completely, we can get rid of
> these instructions, but for now if they are this simple it's
> effortless to keep them.
> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
> ---
> Jeff King wrote:
> > I'd argue that we should just remove contrib/vim at this point. It has
> > no actual files in it, only pointers to vim.org for pre-7.2 vim users.
> I think that's reasonable.  Of course we can still discuss enhancements
> to the vim support on this list, but ultimately it's easiest to
> distribute and document such work upstream in the usual way for vim
> plugins.
> How about this patch?

Yeah, I think this makes sense. I'd be fine with removing it entirely,
but it doesn't hurt to err on the conservative side and leave it there.
It's not like it's generating a huge maintenance burden, and with your
patch, there is even less to maintain.

Acked-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>

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