re: Should I learn Vim (or its keybindings)? VIEW POST


Yes it does.

Not having to reach for the arrow-keys is one of the big advantages.

And I can't code without things like ci" (delete contents of quotes and place cursor between them. also works for <> {} '' etc.) or "dit" (delete contents of Tag).

The cool thing is, that there are VIM-plugins for all popular editors/IDEs. They are mostly a compromise, and some are better (EVIL, Sublime's Vintage), some are worse (IntelliJ), but you'll be more productive nonetheless.

But it will take some time. Use VIM for a couple of weeks, do the VIM-Tutorial, disable your arrow-keys and look up commands if you find that you are repeating certain actions (theres always a shorter way).

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