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,

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