Kaoryia's gVim builds for Win32/64 come with a number of extra, non-official patches enabled.

Some of them are pretty clear: :set charspace=-1, for example, will tighten the space between characters; :set transparency=250 will do what its name implies.

But there is also this patch: async job, by Taro MURAOKA, briefly described in the source as:

job.c - Asynchronous job support

Does anyone know what exactly it does, with perhaps an example about its usage?

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That patch job, defines a new VimL function jobrun(). But you better ask at that repository for a documentation.

  • I just saw that actually that patch isn't enabled, so ... it's probably not without issues.
    – VanLaser
    Aug 20, 2015 at 23:46
  • well, if you need async, i suggest, looking into neovim Aug 21, 2015 at 9:06

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