in reply to Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
in thread There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
i'm still not a vim power user by any means, but i've noticed that when i
'vim a_directory' it pops up in a dired like mode.
" <enter> : open file or directory
" o : open new window for file/directory
" O : open file in previously visited window
" p : preview the file
" i : toggle size/date listing
" s : select sort field r : reverse sort
" - : go up one level c : cd to this dir
" R : rename file D : delete file
" :help file-explorer for detailed help
" Sorted by name (.bak,~,.o,.h,.info,.swp,.obj at end of list)
:call <SNR>2_ToggleHelp() 12,1
and i remember back in decades past that there were macros that could create and solve a maze. i simply assume that vim is Turing Complete and if you liked you could make it do whatever you wanted. but it might be like programming in brainf*ck.
it also does syntax-highlighting on the fly as i type
so it could probably do any other work on the fly as well.
my whole take on the emacs thing is you don't have an editor with a scripting language, you have a scripting language with an editor module as the default interface. the web-browser is written in lisp and uses the editor module for input/output. =P