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> All this is very difficult to do with vim since it comes naked out of the box and you need to use all sorts of crutches to make is resemble a modern IDE.

Well, that's your problem: Vim has never been, is not and will never be an IDE.

Vim is a very powerful text editor, use it as such and you'll get a neverending smile on your face.

If you need an IDE by all means drop Vim and use an IDE. If you prefer a text editor, go with a text editor.

I use Vim for HTML/CSS/JS/PHP, learning Python and as a general purpose text editor.

I also use Flash Builder for AS3 and AndroidStudio for… Android because I have somewhat bigger needs.

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