Re: Programmers Text Editor
Ron Johnson wrote:
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On 11/05/07 17:40, BartlebyScrivener wrote:
On Nov 5, 5:30 pm, "Douglas A. Tutty" <dtu...@porchlight.ca> wrote:
On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 03:10:50PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
Using vi requires you to keep track of the
editor's state in your head -- you have to remember whether it's in
input mode or command mode. I've never been able to do that reliably.
My vim (not vi) tells me at the bottom of the screen. Right now it
-- INSERT -- 13,66 All
Not only that, the cursor block goes from fat (in normal mode) to
skinny (in insert mode).
That must be configurable, because my cursor is always block-sized.
The shift to line cursor in insert mode only works in gvim. In vim, the
status line is the only indicator. In any case, I am sure vim users
don't even bother to remember the mode. They just <Escape> out of doubt.
Raj Kiran Grandhi