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In the last 15 years I remember having used as my main editor: TextPad, Vim, KEdit, Textmate, Vim (again), Sublime Text. I consider myself a decent vim user, but went back to non-modal editors, they feel more comfortable to me. My muscle memory works best with "synchronous" keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-alt-shift-whatever) rather than "fluent" vim-style commands like ciw, ct" etc, that require a mental context switch.

It's important being able to use vim, because sooner or later you'll edit some files on a remote server, but I don't understand the enthusiasm of so many people for it. Vimscript is horrible BTW.




There are other editors out there. I edit files on remote servers regularly, but I've never used vim for that.




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