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Re: Vim and You

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Mar 23, 2008 at 16:08 UTC ( [id://675792] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Vim and You

Reasons I use vim on Windows. (Not necessarily unique to vim, but it does what I want.)

Must haves:

  • It's the same editor I use on unix, whether I'm on the GUI or connected on an ssh terminal -- I don't have to retrain my brain when I switch platforms and I have all my macros/shortcuts available wherever I am
  • No mouse needed -- less RSI
  • Smart/explicit about line-ending conversion -- DWIW

Nice to haves:

  • Fast, particularly on large files
  • Can search/replace with advanced regexes
  • POD folding
  • Macro language
  • Visual column selection (though I rarely use it, it's awesome when I need it)

-xdg

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