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Cake is Kate. Always has been. 💫 Jun 27
Do people actually use Vim as an IDE?? Why? Do you like hurting yourself?
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Chris Dickinson
I do this! Highlights for me: - No RSI: I'm never off home-row & rarely mouse - Increased (perceived?) portability of knowledge: things that speed me up locally are still useful when SSH'd in elsewhere - Workflow is tightly integrated w/bash - I use two apps: Firefox & Terminal
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Nat Jun 27
VIM is wonderful for polyglot systems programming I’ve been trying to learn Jetbrains for years but just cannot wrap my head around it, I still feel so much faster in VIM even when the jump-to-definition, etc., would be much better in a proper IDE
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Chris Dickinson Jun 27
yeah, I’ve definitely struggled with using vanilla(-ish) vim with certain languages (C++, Rust, C#); my recent consolation was to switch to neovim in order to use vim-coc, which I’m happy to report has (mostly) scratched that itch.
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Daniel Caldas Jun 29
"Increased (perceived?) portability of knowledge: things that speed me up locally are still useful when SSH'd in elsewhere" This x1000, it's the only thing that still makes me want to change to vim. But life's too short
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