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Brainstorm: what if we really make a vim plugin for pixel art?

I see this to be hugely practical. It will enable rapid charting in source code documentation, and also, solve the table formatting problem once and for all.

Edit: shapes? Patterns? Gradients? Dithering? (Think about cacao) lasso tool? Semantic movement? Like, w moves over all reddish blocks

DrawIt is useful for simple diagrams.


Wow, I never of this being practical in vim. That's an awesome idea! Although I'm not sure it would be 'high res' enough to work for inline code documentation.. If that is what you meant?

Also I love the idea of semantic movement, I'll definitely put it on my feature-list!

Yes, for example if we can do tables with color-background text, it would save columns to draw the column boarders. :)

Even if we go with monochrome charts, it will be super useful for describing data structures and visualizing algorithms.

Also, looking forward to the semantic movement implementation!

Actually, I've been looking for something forever that will do block diagrams in a sane way in vim. If you could get that to work I would literally organize a parade in your honor.

Nice. 'Course there's an Emacs mode to do that. Good ol' M-x artist-mode.

Relevant xkcd -- [https://xkcd.com/378/]

Jokes aside, maybe you can use that for inspiration :)

Here we go again butterfly! Thanks for bringing this up, indeed we may get the goodbits from "the other side".

I'm wondering if artist-mode can be used as a minor mode? Charts everywhere :)

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