best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Jun 19 18:44:53 EDT 2016


Lawrence D’Oliveiro wrote:
> But not vi/vim. It only lets you place your cursor *on* a character, not
> *in-between* characters.

That's because the terminals it was designed to work on
didn't have any way of displaying a cursor between two
characters. Emacs is the same (except it doesn't go as
far as having two different insertion modes -- you just
think of the insertion point as being to the left of
the character that the cursor is on).

I would say that's about the *least* weird thing about
vi[m] though... :-(

-- 
Greg


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