[oclug] Vim Rulez (was Programming Wars - Final Results)
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Wed Apr 18 00:27:04 EDT 2001
I've been deliberately playing with vim, and I still have to esc all the
time. God I hate vi.
If only joe had syntax highlighting. <sigh>
On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 02:39:48PM -0400, Johnathan Hicks wrote:
> If you use Vim, then you should find much of that escaping is
> uneccesary, of cource if you really felt the need to... ;->
> Jon Earle wrote:
> > I use vi for some things, but I don't like the constant 'i', 'esc',
> > 'this', 'esc', 'that', 'esc', etc. I agree it's powerful, it's just the
> > interface I can't stand. It's only saving grace is that it's everywhere -
> > as long as you can do the basics, you're good to go on any unix
> > box... until you can install a 'real' editor. :)
> > Cheers!
> > Jon
> > On Sat, 14 Apr 2001, Raymond Wood wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > me that his people were coding HTML in *gasp* Vi!
> > > > > I said, "Wow you're right! Show them Vim right away!"
> > > On 14 Apr 2001, at 12:38, Jon Earle wrote:
> > > > I personally hate vi*. I prefer something like joe for my editing needs.
> > >
> > > Vi(m) is easy to hate until the inevitable learning curve is surmounted.
> > > Then it suddenly becomes quite indispensible :)
> > >
> > > Honestly, it took me between a half and a full year of plodding away
> > > learning all the 'undocumented features' of the darned thing before I could
> > > actually say, "Wow, now *this* is productivity!"
> > >
> > > There are still a few vi(m) cheat sheets posted at
> > > http://www.magma.ca/~raywood/vim/
> > > for anyone who dares to take the plunge :)
> > >
"Vi sucks, get a real editor." -- Me
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