best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at gmx.de
Mon Jun 20 09:36:46 EDT 2016


Am 20.06.16 um 15:26 schrieb Random832:
> The point is that in vim you
> can't position the normal-mode cursor in such a way that inserted
> characters are inserted at the end of the line.

But you can press i at the end of the line, then arrow-right, which 
positions the cursor over the empty space after the line, and type. Try 
it. In vim this works, because vim understands cursor keys. In original 
vi not (there were no cursor keys on the old terminals). Usually, when 
editing in vim, you don't leave the insert mode because you can use the 
"special" keys as well as mouse actions to perform usual editing tasks. 
Leaving insert mode is only necessary to run a command.

	Christian




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