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2021-07-26T16:03:54Z ago

Interesting show, and I liked the format! It’s almost like an audio documentary. I’ve been meaning to up my vim game for oh, bout 20 years now. Maybe about time. The RSI argument is super compelling.

2021-07-28T21:21:13Z ago

I’m a trial lawyer, who started out as a developer. I’ve been using VI since 1990 and then switched to Vim. It is awesome. You might be surprised how useful it is in my day-to-day work. I also do all my hobby development work using Vim (mostly C code and some BASH and other scripts), with only a couple of plugins (C-Support, Workspace). Then I use all the other rich Unix tools, like Cscope and Ctags. It was great that Xcode added Vim support, and it works quite well. I really enjoyed this episode.

Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2021-07-29T13:17:45Z ago

Wow, very cool. Have you ever come across another trial lawyer who uses similar tooling to you? I’d expect it to be quite rare…

2021-07-29T13:43:43Z ago

Not one! It’s funny, even my IT department removes it as my default text editor every time they have to do work on the machine. Lawyers and paralegals should use it, though. One of it’s biggest efficiencies in my work is batch processing long lists of documents and exhibits and other materials; searching through massive volumes of text; regex; sorting. I’ve literally saved days of time using Vim. It’s my secret weapon.

2021-07-30T15:52:45Z ago

Great episode. Moved over to Vim/Neovim in January, mostly for RSI reasons. What I ended up with (Neovim 0.5 + LSP + Telescope + Treesitter + some other plugins) was awesome when it worked… but I was spending too much time tweaking my config and dealing with plugin issues – which is totally my fault for being overambitious with trying to squeeze as much functionality out of it as I could. Just went back to VS Code this month to see if it would improve my productivity, and it did… but only because the vscode-neovim extension (which uses a real instance of neovim behind the scenes for most of the editing experience) is working so good for me. Could never go back to non-Vim keybindings now! Now if only I could get VS Code to use Vim’s interpretation of tabs…

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