On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:10 PM, Ben Fritz <fritzophre...@gmail.com> wrote: [...] > It's not that you're *able* to learn a lot quickly, it's that you're *forced* > to learn so much before becoming productive, that makes a "steep leaning > curve" into a negative.
At least Vim has one of the best documentations that I've ever met on a PC. Whenever I wanted to know the ins and outs of any feature, all I had to do was to dig into the help. When I was new to Vim, I noticed that Vim supported Unicode, and didn't know that it was, at the time, a fairly new feature. All that was necessary to make it work was reading the help and a little trial and error (not much) with my vimrc. I was surprised when the then maintainer of the Vim FAQ asked me to write a chapter about how to use that then-new feature. I remember that the :helpgrep command appeared shortly _before_ :vimgrep — that tells you how serious Bram is about having not only a full documentation but an easily searchable one. With most other editors, you can't learn a lot quickly — or slowly — because there isn't a lot to be learnt in the first place. With Vim, there is a lot to learn, and if, like you and me, one takes the trouble to learn it, the benefits to be reaped are enormous. Best regards, Tony. -- -- You received this message from the "vim_use" maillist. Do not top-post! Type your reply below the text you are replying to. For more information, visit http://www.vim.org/maillist.php --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "vim_use" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to vim_use+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.