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Do you use a vim-like editor?

vonheikemen profile image Heiker ・1 min read

Do you use a text editor that is like vim?

Know about any good vim alternative?

What does it do better than vim?

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Kostia Palchyk

I've started with vim and used it for a year or two, then switched to sublime with vim for some short period. And for the past couple of years I've been using VS Code with Vim plugin and Chrome/FF with Vimium addon.

Still using vim/nvim for small edits.

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Heiker Author

I went in the reverse path. Started with sublime text, used a vim plugin in sublime, then tried VS Code, now I'm using neovim.

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Kostia Palchyk

Nice! That's a dream path, mine was a lazy path 🙂

Do you have your dotfiles published?

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Heiker Author

Sure. Here is the vim folder.

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Ruan Bekker

Vim ftw!

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Heiker Author

I agree. But I still want to see what else is out there.

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Judith

nope. just vim - ftw! And it took a lot of work to learn it too!

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Gracrys

Yeah, in fact i was thinking in making an article based in my experience, i started with onivim, went to vscode and vim, and now im working with both sublime text vintage mode and vim in windows

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Heiker Author

Awesome, you should write it.

I'm curious, have you tried NeoVintageous plugin for sublime text?

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Gracrys

I think i did but had some issues, i know that i tried other vim plugin in the past, if that's the one that uses nvim, so yeah, i tried that one, kind of sluggish

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Ben Sinclair

I use Vim for virtually everything, but I do sometimes use VSCodium with one of the bigger Vim extensions. I can't remember which one, but the support is the best I've found in an IDE.

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Heiker Author

At one point I tried VSCode but the language server for PHP was not good on legacy codebases. I stopped using after a week I think, after I realised that without the language server I was basically using it like sublime text.