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vim

August 22, 2021

My vim journey progresses at a slow but steady pace, and I still have mixed feelings about it. It really changed the way I code and the way I experience the whole process. I guess those changes are mostly due the fact that I don’t use code completion. It makes me think about code on a lower, more mechanical level, which is surprisingly exciting, at least for the first time.

Another thing which pleased me was my laptop’s battery life. GUI-based IDE’s tend to consume far more power, but I can easily code in vim all day long on a single charge. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m already productive enough not to feel that using vim slows me down in any significant way. I’m planning to learn new vim tricks at a much slower and relaxed pace from now on.