Text Editor Learning Curves

I’ve been reading about Vim and Emacs, how they differ, and which is best. As far as I can make out the major difference is that Emacs uses Control-key-combinations (Ctrl+F, Esc+W etc.) to activate functions, while Vim uses modes and single key sequences, that is, you don’t generally have to hold one key and then press another – except when entering the colon symbol, which itself is used to change modes…

Text editor learning curves

I think I’ll give them both a try and see which one I get on with the best – although I read that’s probably going to be Emacs because Ctrl+[some-key] combinations are the norm, while changing modes takes more getting used to, but is eventually faster (eventually, when you finally wrap your head around it and think in Russian!). We’ll see =D

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