a good programming text editor (not IDE)

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Fri Jun 16 00:21:51 CEST 2006

olsongt at verizon.net schreef:
> If you use it for a little bit, one day you'll be editing a document in
> Word, or notepad, or SciTE, or Eclipse; you'll instinctively type
> '[ESC]:wq', and be suprised that the app is still open.  That's when
> you realize there's no turning back.

Exactly... it happens very regularly that my C++ compiler complains 
about :w, jjj or kkkk in my code. Being able to keep your hands on the 
base row instead of having to switch back and forth to the arrow keys is 
a tremendous benefit, which I didn't appreciate that much until I 
learned by experience that I unconsciously try, unsuccessfully of 
course, to do it in other editors.

BTW, you can type :x instead of :wq. 33% shorter!

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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