[OT] Text Editor vs IDE aka ctrl-s froze VI
levi at cold.org
Fri Oct 14 20:37:55 MDT 2005
On Oct 14, 2005, at 7:31 PM, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> I've heard this before, but honestly, how do you get anything done
> when your hands are tied to home row? I don't know of any pianists
> that prefer a single octave. ;-) I like to use as much of the
> keyboard as I can.
It'd be hard to use vi without using more than the home row! You'd
have to remap everything to weird key chords, and you'd be even worse
off chord-wise than you'd be in emacs. I thought the absence of key
chords was one of the major selling points of vi these days.
Given the key chording nature of emacs, I wonder if there's any
correlation between being trained to play the piano and a preference
for emacs over vim. Probably nothing significant, but it'd be
interesting to see.
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