[squeak-dev] SVI and Vim

Brian Rice water at tunes.org
Sat Oct 4 01:59:50 UTC 2008

On Oct 3, 2008, at 5:49 PM, Tobias Pape wrote:

> Hello —,
> Am 2008-10-02 um 15:00 schrieb Jason Rogers:
>> vi-like editing is not just for large text processing.  If you are
>> used to vi's navigation style, for instance, you are probably much
>> quicker using h, j, k, l, w, f(N), d(N), y, p, etc. than CMD+Arrow  
>> (or
>> is it CTRL+Arrow, or wait maybe it's Alt+Arrow, ah nuts -- just reach
>> for the mouse).
>> The decision to use vi or not has nothing to do with the size of the
>> method.  It's a productivity choice -- and for me, it's mostly muscle
>> memory.
> +1
> And (with no intention to start a flame war) emacs keybindings would  
> be
> nice, either.
> This is not only influenced by using Emacs, but also by the fact  
> that my
> major OSes support such keys by default in their editing environments
> (i. e. Linux and Mac OS X).

SVI has an included set of emacs-style keybindings (set up via  
instructions once installed).


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