Linux Development Environment (IDE)

Scott Paul Robertson spr at
Mon Oct 9 19:57:08 MDT 2006

On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 07:19:48PM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 19:02 -0600, Scott Paul Robertson wrote:
> > What do you mean that the plugin for VS isn't what you think? I used
> > (one of) the vim plugin(s), and it gave me vim keybindings to the best
> > extent you can while being in VS. I'm told Microsoft has an in-house
> > one, but like we get to toy with that.
> The official vim plugin (from for visual studio just is (was
> when I last looked at it) a hack to launch gvim whenever you open a
> source file in visual studio.  It's not key-bindings.  So yes you do get
> vim in all its genuine goodness, but you loose out on almost all the
> features of visual studio that would make you want to use VS in the
> first place (not necessarily a bad thing).

Ah, I didn't use the official plugin. I used the 20-day free demo of
another one that kept you in VS the whole time, but made the editor
modal with the keybindings.

Scott Paul Robertson
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