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Vim and Composability (ferd.ca)
11 points by jimsojim on Oct 12, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

Vim and Emacs talks are similar to friendly discussion about virtues of Lisp and APL.

Lisp is about universal mechanism to adapt to everything which is lambda, so you can grow it for the task at hand.

APL is about carefully complete set of orthogonal primitives which can be combined, so it's "library-less language", harder to extend, focused not on programming but on describing computation itself - using finite universal set of operations.

Vim operations are suspiciously reminding those odd operators - verbs, adverbs, conjunctions - of J.

Thanks to other recent posts I took the plunge and started learning vim. I now join the rank of newly converted neophytes. All hail vim!

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