Re: Programmers Text Editor
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On 11/05/07 19:51, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
Shows how often I use 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.
Of course. That's the first lesson those old "how to use vi" guides
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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