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Re: Vim and You

by mobiGeek (Beadle)
on Mar 23, 2008 at 15:08 UTC ( [id://675780]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Vim and You

The biggest "can't live without" for me (this goes for both VIM and Emacs) is the fact that this text editor is designed specifically WITHOUT a mouse. Yes, mouse support has been added, but I can do everything much, much faster sticking to the keyboard (which is weird, as that's where the "text" comes from) than being forced to:
  Edit >> Find... >> (type, type) >> Replace... >> (type, type) >> Replace All.
  :%s@(type, type)@(type,type)@g
30 seconds and a whack of context switches compared to 3 seconds and none.

Those who prefer Notepad++/textpad/ultraedit/yada-yada are for the most part tethered to their mouse. I, for one, despise having to move WAY OVER THERE to get to my mouse (now how can I preview this post without the use of...D'OH!!!!).

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