August 07, 2016
Without a doubt one of the best things i did for the last couple of years was learning vim, although we are programmers and we always try to find the smart way to solve dumb problems, the way we edit/navigate text (at least for me) is very dumb, using mouse to select and copy then past, type the arrow keys to navigate … my head hearts when I try to remember how it was like.
vim power in editing documents is unparalleled and it improved my productivity in so many way, that said .. why i am talking about emacs ?
vim is great tool for manipulating and navigating text, but its an terrible/unmaintainable* software the biggest two things that bothered me was
\ this is the words of a lot more experienced vim people, I’ve been only using it for more than a couple of years.. but a lot more smarter people after reading the vim source code concluded that.*
\ i know
nvim is out there (a fork of the
vim project that promises to solve all the
vim issues) it has async also you can already achieve async fuzzy finding using plugins like
nvim promises to introduce an new plugin architecture, until
nvim is complete enough, I am giving emacs a try*
I wanted to switch to emacs for 4 reasons
While i was surfing the web I found this really great talk by Aaron Bieber Evil Mode: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Emacs this completely sold me, the following week I tried emacs.