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re: One big thing which seems to be forgotten by a lot of people on both sides: vim is tiny by modern standards for how many features it provides. VSCo...
 

If that matters to you, sure. These days the smallest amount of RAM I have to work with is 16GB and I know I'm not the only one. From an absolute standpoint VIM uses a lot less resources but from a % standpoint they are both so low that their impact is effectively equivalent so I can compare them directly on ease-of-use, functionality, etc.

 

I get a ton more battery life on vim than I do on vscode and the JetBrains ides. Even when I load up vim with a ton of plugins. Sublime is also better than vscode, so thats a consideration if you like to work and not carry a brick with you. I do agree that for the most part the majority of us with modern computers the ram/cpu is a wash.

That is a much stronger point. To me this factor is still a wash because a) 95% of my development is done on a power cord and b) even if I'm out-and-about on my laptop what kills my battery is other intensive programs (aka FireFox) or running the program I'm working on rather than the editor itself. But I totally get that there are people who need to get more than a few hours out of their laptop at a time and will adjust their tools accordingly.

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