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Re: Viper: replacing text?


From: Sean Sieger
Subject: Re: Viper: replacing text?
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:19:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

    The real advantage with the Viper keys is in my opinion perhaps that
    you use the keyboard keys you reach very fast, ie normal letters. At
    least for me reaching Control and Meta is a bit slower.

Right.  In fact, when I referred to vi as a `cool' editor that is
exactly what I thought of as cool.  It was vi that made me think of the
editor as a `computer game' well worth becoming good at.  But whenever I
get that urge these days, it's gtypist that I turn to improve my touch
typing ... often thought a emacs.typ (gtypist's tutor files are .typ
files) with emacs key combinations---um, like the GNU/Emacs
Tutorial---would be worth building.

    However in the beginning getting used to the vi modal editing is a bit
    hard.

And now I get that phrase---I didn't know that modal editing was what I
was doing when I use vi.  Thank you, Lennart.





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