[Haskell-cafe] Re: Best text editor

Nicolas Pouillard nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 16:32:16 EDT 2009

Excerpts from Toby Hutton's message of Wed Apr 15 05:00:16 +0200 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.

I think this one is fixed, at least I cannot reproduce it.

> 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...

This one have been fixed too. 

> [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. :)


Nicolas Pouillard

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