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Last edited by Rimayven; 07-20-2011 at 18:56.
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
OP, are you really that old? I can't imagine wanting to employ Vim like commands while browsing being more than a fad.
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Last edited by Abaratican; 07-21-2011 at 15:01.
You should try one of the new development studios. Not sure what languages you program in but for Linux you can probably give Eclipse a try (you might need a mod for your programming languages of choice).
The dev studios do a great deal more for you than just allowing you to edit the code. I mean, how do you debug mate? Or has Vim come so far as to allow some of this functionality in a text based UI?
Even when I use eclipse, I find myself editing the files in the terminal with vim whenever I do any serious development and then jump back to eclipse for debugging and other activities. If Eclipse's source editing was literally a 100% embedded vim, then I wouldn't feel crippled when it comes to that part... but as that is not the case, I always end up trying to press vim hotkeys to do things, having them not work, then growling as I tab to my terminal. For example, compiling and finding all these sneaky 'i's in the code that need removed that came from trying to swap to input mode in a non-vim editor... or trying to use '.' to repeat actions and having that not work.
For me another large factor is that I've gotten my vim/terminal configured just-so for editing, and even the aesthetics down to the color palette of the terminal being colors easy on the eyes and the syntax highlighting set up to use those colors.
For reference, hiding work stuff and opening fluxbox source for the screenshot... here's how my work laptop is configured at present, very particularly. You'll see eclipse sitting in the taskbar, minimized. Primary monitor on right (and lower resolution than the laptop screen on left; haven't gotten a 1080p lcd for work yet).
Last edited by Abaratican; 07-21-2011 at 16:26.
Just curious, does Vim nowadays have any kind of intellisense? Eclipse (last time I used it was for a Java project around 2 years ago) had pretty weak support.
Microsoft's VS 2010 on the other side does an excellent job. Between that and code snippets I find myself spending very little time on actual coding and more time on thinking about algorithms.
Also, I sport 3 screens with 1200 pixels vertical resolution. 3 screens is the sweet spot in my mind. One central 1920x1200 and 2 side ones at 1600x1200. Very rare and expensive nowadays to find non wide screens.
But most of my work is for web so I test things in 6 browsers simultaneously.
Edit: I use a very dark layout as well. It doesn't tire my eyes as quickly.
Last edited by Hydrogenium; 07-21-2011 at 23:07.