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Old 02-02-2021, 07:58 AM   #47
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I suspect that something about going into and out of insert mode in vi is what makes it easier to use.
Do you think so? I think the modal nature of vi/vim is what confuses most new users.

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I've never used vim so I don't know how fancy/configurable it is but when writing code emacs is my favorite, particularly when it does color coding, bouncing the cursor to the matching parenthesis, etc. And when you start writing elisp then you know you're in the deep end.
Yeah vim can do all that too. I'm not a zealot in the vim v emacs debate, I just happened to learn vi first, later vim and it can do so much that I've never needed to go back and learn the other.

I would say that ease of use is not the same as ease of getting started. Vim, and I'm sure emacs is the same, rewards time spent learning, especially early on. Once you become fluent in even a few basic commands your productivity rises considerably.

But most of the added value it provides is useful for my job, software development. I have tried to use it for regular writing (short stories, letters, journalling) and prefer something like Focuswriter.
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