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May 17, 2012
Re: Emacs or Vi? Why the answer is neither.
On Monday, 14 May 2012 at 11:34:22 UTC, Thomas Mader wrote:
> On Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 17:00:25 UTC, David Nadlinger 
> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 23:54:23 UTC, Ary Manzana wrote:
>>> Many people have the shortcut jj as an alternative to Esc. 
>>> You never move your hand from the keyboard. :-P
>> Or the caps lock key, which I personally use. Can't believe 
>> how I managed to survive for years without rebinding it… ;)
>> David
> I would be interested in your key bindings in general. In my 
> opinion many of the keybindings are very uncomfortable with a 
> german keyboard layout do you use another layout? (I know you 
> are from Austria because of your website. I am too)
> Do you use vim for D programming?
> Thomas

There is no vim vs IDE, because QtCreator works well (at least 
for C++) and has an awesome vim mode. You get the shortcuts from 
IDE (like commenting, searching for a function in the hole 
project by name etc, refactoring, etc) and the vim commandos. I 
use different editors and IDEs, but a vi-mode is a must have for 

If you need a german keyboard layout* you need You'll have to spend ~3 weeks to learn it and 
it is worth it.

Some highlights:

you get arrowkeys, enter, pageup, pagedown, tab, backspace and a 
full numblock on Mod4. That means that you can do basic movements 
without leaving your current
vi mode :-) The arrowkeys reside directly under your left hand on 
ESDF. That's even the same I use for playing games.
And these keys tend to change their position between different 
keyboards. Now they have a fixed position.

you get most characters commonly used for programming on your 

So I can insert {} with CAPSLOCK (the Mod3) + 'd' or 'f'. I still 
can type QWERTZ with reasonable speed, but I can't stand 
programming with QWERTZ anymore.

All alphabetical characters are rearranged. That's makes this 
layout harder to learn, but much much easier to type. I recommend 
to take the time and learn it, however if you can't or don't want 
to afford it, you could leave the position of the alphabetical 
characters (MOD1 and MOD2) basically untouched and integrate 
MODX, x >= 3 into QWERTZ. It would still be a really good layout 
for programming.
May 18, 2012
Re: Emacs or Vi? Why the answer is neither.
On 23/04/2012 23:09, Jay Norwood wrote:
> On Thursday, 2 June 2011 at 16:54:17 UTC, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
>> It seems to be article season, and I'm on a bit of a punditry mood, so
>> here's a blog post I wrote recently:
>   Ddt does an amazingly good job at finding references and definitions.
> Any regrets about going the DLTK route?

Nope, they saved a lot of work by offering lots of advanced IDE 
insfrastructure and funcionality, and should continue to do so in the 
future. That is not to say there are a few shortcomings with DLTK, it 
seems a bit more chaotic and less documented than other projects under 
the Eclipse Foundation umbrella (and the API is quite messy on a few 
things), but it's still good overall. I'm hoping to work more closely 
with the DLTK guys in the future to address this.

Bruno Medeiros - Software Engineer
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