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Re: [O] evil-mode and org

From: Peter Neilson
Subject: Re: [O] evil-mode and org
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:23:11 -0400
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On Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:57:40 -0400, Matt Price <address@hidden> wrote:

I've never used Vim but I see a lot of people online raving about evil mode
and how much they love it. I'm considering giving it a whirl after the
semester ends & I get some free time. I just wondered whether any heavy org
users here on the list use evil, and if so, whether you see pain points
within org-mode -- my setup is pretty heavily customized, for instance, and
I wonder whether that means it will be quite painful to use evil.

You will also find people asking why anyone would ever think of using vim. One of those is Aaron Bieber. https://blog.aaronbieber.com/2016/01/30/dig-into-org-mode.html

I use vim only when unavoidable, and I simply pretend it is ed (of ancient Unix days). Or maybe I just use ed. I would not bother trying to use ed to access org, and thus would not be tempted to use vi, vim or evil mode for org, either. One fine day, long, long ago, I had to use a Vax that did not have emacs, vim, vi or ed. It did have whatever DEC was using for an editor, but I didn't know how to use it instantly. What to do? What to do? I tried running TECO. Yes, it had TECO! Saved! (Sort of.)

Why use vim if emacs is already built into your fingertips?

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