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Im in to vim because its fit my desktop setup.
I can do 99.99% in my desktop setup like change window position and size, browse web, explore file, view picture by using only keyboard. (My setup is Arch + i3wm, vim, vimfx)
(Edit text with vim is more comfortable than grab a mouse and select a line btw)
Jeeter1824yI like using vim for quick edits to files so that I don't have to wait for intellij to load up. Other than that I am pretty solidly in the IDE camp, tbh
7Raiden9024yYeah I use con for instant editing as well, or when I have a project open on my IDE and don't want to load too much stuff!
Still, one thing is editing a file, one other is to use in the same framework editing + gdb + nice GUI
-eth18944yStill, I yet have to find another really complete editor that lets you load a full fledged interface inside a terminal through an ssh connection...
I always felt like an IDE takes up too much system resources. Which is why I just stick to using visual code.
7Raiden9024yI haven't tried VS code yet. I can tell Eclipse thus far is behaving well though! And I've used VS with C# for 2 years and VS with C++ for 1. The passage hasn't been smooth at all xD
vhoyer13914ysincerely, 50% because I liked the "don't get your hands of the keyboard" 50% because I liked the war xD
Cody56334yI use vim cause emacs causes carpal tunnel...
But, honestly, it's a nice editting experience and I'm only a ctrl-z away from any command-line tools I may need.
I do use IDEs for large project navigation until I'm familiar with the structure though. IDEs have been more helpful to me in that way.
Vims good when you're on a Linux box over ssh. Other than that ides are the way to go.
How come all decent IDEs come with a (terribly broken, incomplete) vim mode? Oh yeeeeah