best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Mon Jun 20 09:48:30 EDT 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:06:57 PM UTC+5:30, Christian Gollwitzer wrote:
> 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.

True and false (if one allows for vi = vim)

In the default vi that comes with ubuntu (vi-tiny??)
giving a arrow in insert mode enters all kinds of (control?) garbage.

In (full) vim I guess its true 

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