When I use an editor that’s not Vim, one of the first features I end up missing alot is the lack of relative line numbers. I’m 4 or 5 years into Vim and I’ve never experienced performance problems regardless of the size of a file when it comes to using this feature.
Infact, the larger the file, the less useful absolute line numbers become. Who wants to calculate how many lines are between lines 467 and 449 for a motion? With relative line numbers enabled, to delete them, just do
You can have both if you want; you can certainly configure Vim to toggle between relative or absolute or use both (I just learned) in hybrid mode.