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Re: Vim and You

by rudder (Scribe)
on Mar 25, 2008 at 09:29 UTC ( #676080=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Vim and You

What I like about Vim is that, if you practice, it can be very efficient. That said, once I got over the learning curve, I decided not to use it for other reasons.

IMO, the important things are:

  1. that you can control your editor quickly using only the keyboard, and
  2. that you can (eventually) program your editor

Vim meets those req's and so does Emacs. Maybe TextMate does too -- I dunno. Any way you slice it though, you will live very closely with your editor of choice for a long time, and it's tough to get wired like that to more than one editor.

You might consider just using some simple editor on Windows; one that you can configure to have basically the same key combinations as TextMate. Use it for occasional light editing, but get your files over to TextMate when it comes to doing real work.

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