Once in a while, I stumble upon the following video and it never ceases to amaze me.
This is a demonstration of workflow involving multiple cursors in… emacs.
If I’m not mistaken, it has not been shared yet on this forum. It last a bit more than 3 minutes, and I consider it a real treat, and hope you’ll like it as well if you’ve never seen it!
I particularly enjoy the last part where the author effortlessly compute the total view times of his videos just by copy-pasting the content of the Youtube page.
Obviously, the author had time to script his demo and rehearse the execution of the scenario, but it results in a very smooth flow which really feels like magic, even for people like us used to deal with multiple cursors all day long.
There are a few additional things that Kakoune can do that are not shown, like sub-selections, or alignment. On the other hand there’s also the last part involving the inline elisp expression (addition, division…) which is really powerful in emacs world.
Also the fact that he acknowledge that macros also have their place is a good way to calm the haters.
Do you think such a video, but made with Kakoune, could have a positive benefit on how people perceive our favorite text-editor?