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Re: Why I may not use emacs any more for coding

From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: Why I may not use emacs any more for coding
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:00:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Bill Lear <rael@zopyra.com> writes:

> When using emacs inside an xterm (emacs -nw) with viper-mode, I find
> an intolerable delay in the transition between editing and navigating
> modes (reminder: this is effected by pressing the ESC key while in
> editing mode).  In vim/vi or in emacs outside of an xterm, I can
> effect this transition with such speed that my fingers need not pause
> after the ESC key is pressed before I begin my input of navigation
> keystrokes, whereas under an xterm if attempt this transition, it
> seems (based on observation only) that this takes AT LEAST 500
> milliseconds --- easily enough time to enter a half-dozen navigation
> commands (up two lines and over four words: 'kkwwww').  Over the
> course of a typical edit cycle, this interruption has become more and
> more intolerable to me.

Investigate `viper-ESC-keyseq-timeout' (and maybe
`viper-translate-all-ESC-keysequences' and `viper-no-multiple-ESC').

Johan Bockgård

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