Author of the original post in Russian: varanio
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You may have read a recent article suggesting that vim is great unlike IDEs
, because of their allegedly low typing speed.
Let’s recall that the main message of that article was that vim’s killer feature consists in its modes that sort of outshine everything else. That said, the author acknowledged that IntelliJ IDEA and other IDEs provide hotkeys and other user experience which can be easily used. However, since they lack modes, vim is supposed to be everyone’s first choice.
The author then suggests that instead of pressing
to move between words, it is easier to press Esc, e and then go back to the
editing mode. Understandably, all this trouble because the author finds it inconvenient to hold
I know that articles that criticize vim get many negative votes, but I just have to speak out.