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  • There is a Windows [] version of Vim ;)
    • I forgot to mention I was looking for something I could use on any system, and that I knew there was a vim for Windows of some form, but that I'd never investigated them. (But I meant to. :) )

      My disgust over the standstill of PFE and my need to get back to text modes in general use (because while GUIs are excellent ways for me to organize certain things (say, LiveJournal), it's a really crappy way for me to get things done) makes me think it's time to investigate them properly.


      You are what you think.
  • this is like choosing a major

    Actually, it's worse. This is a decision that will affect your life permanently! :-)

    Anyway, if you're going with Vim, subscribe the mailing list [] (Help on vim and vim usage).

    Check it out for some time. It's one of the greatest advantages of Vim: the support!

    That one is one of the best mailing lists out there :-) (in terms of people helping out, that is; and yes, I am aware that there are more like it)

  • Might as well be using Notepad on Win32. :) Give vim some time and you will learn it. It takes a little while.
    • Give vim some time and you will learn it. It takes a little while.

      I found vi to be like perl in one important way. I could use it effectively after learning a small subset of its capabilities. Then, every 6 months or so, I'd read through the manual again and add 4 or 5 more idioms to my repetoire. When the subsequent 6 month iteration came along, 2 or 3 of those idioms would have stuck and become part of my regular working set. Then, I'd be ready to try adding some more (possibly retrying ones that ha

      • I'm not so good with getting myself to function in iterative integration, but I'm trying to change that. I really need to. :) Your description of how to learn vim makes me think that this is a good chance to try.

        I have a tendency to try to learn everything at once, and it never really works. The only things where I consistently learn are the things that don't really have much by way of manuals or have tutorials that make you follow step by step. (Speaking of which, it occurs to me now that vim has a t


        You are what you think.
  • I'm not a Vi user, but I recall that the user TVSET [] on Perlmonks has written a tutorial for "Vi for Perl programmers". It's on his own website, link on his home node on Perlmonks.