[Haskell-cafe] Re: Best text editor

Toby Hutton toby.hutton at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 23:00:16 EDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Jeff Wheeler <jeff at nokrev.com> wrote:
> As one of the Yi developers, I'd love to hear some more specific
> feedback on this. Do you remember any specific Vim features that were
> missing?

My main gripe with the vi emulation in Yi was in vty mode[1] and how
it was unable to tell that 'esc' wasn't always 'meta-'.  e.g., If I
leave insert mode with esc and hit j to go down a line too quickly it
interpreted it as meta-j.  Quite annoying.  This was a little while
ago though.

Also, I remember the cursor would go beyond the last character in a
line in command mode, which is very un-vi-ish.  At the time I remember
thinking I should try and fix these things myself... but.. umm...

[1] vty Yi is the only one I would use--coding must always live inside
a screen session :)  I really dislike wrapping a GUI around vi(m).  I
don't want toolbars, tabs, scrollbars nor menus.  I don't even want a
titlebar.  Absolute full screen terminal running screen is perfect. :)

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