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

From: Bill Lear
Subject: Re: Why I may not use emacs any more for coding
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 07:04:21 -0600

On Friday, March 7, 2008 at 12:00:34 (+0100) Johan =?utf-8?Q?Bockg=C3=A5rd?= 
>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').

This looks like what I need.  Many thanks for the quick reply.


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