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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • 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 tutorial. Maybe that's where I should start; I never tried using it before.)

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