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Discussion on: Confession: I'm a Vim user

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John Colagioia

The key thing I learned when I was starting out was that, if you can reach a computer without sitting down in front of it, it probably has vi ready to go. I generally use a graphical editor locally--either an IDE or whatever the default text editor is, depending on what I'm working on--and vi or vim (hopefully the former is an alias for the latter) remotely so that I don't need to deal with getting a GUI running or for anything local that requires fussing around with the "weird" characters, like control characters and other non-printables.