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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This is the feature which, at the end of the day, kills me with other editors: my fingers are so used to vim that I even have trouble with Notepad. I haven't been able to compile Padre on my MacBook (there was some strange Wx error -- never got as far as Padre), so I'm not able to test this right now. Wasn't overly bothered by Wx, so never filed a bug report :)

    • Not to be a downer, but the command line alone is not what attracts me to vi. The reason I love it is the very reason most people loathe it, namely normal mode, with its separation of motion vs action (particularly in vim, where motion is a more refined concept allowing for things like text objects) and its facilities for repetition in both simple and complex ways at all scales.

      The smarts in the editor interest me only quite peripherally; it’s the compositionality of its keyboard interface where the b

      • by duff (16) on 2008.11.13 17:46 (#65883) Homepage Journal

        er, me too. I've taken to playing with vimmate (http://vimmate.rubyforge.org/ [rubyforge.org]) of late and despite its warts, it's almost okay for the simple things I ask of it now. However, as will be painfully obvious to anyone who trys to use vimmate, it ain't there yet. Also, its goals aren't as lofty.

        I like where Padre is going, and as soon as Padre incorporates vi(m) in a fashion similar to vimmate, I think I'll start using padre full time.