Sometime simplicity is better than “fewer keystroke”:
For example, I rather do ( in kakoune )
5X, because when I’m coding my brain is already focusing on solving a problem, and the quick math I have to do to get the
5 is some kind of brain polution, so I rather hammer a key instead because it’s a no brainer
I feel the same. Figuring out how many times I want to repeat some action is too distracting, so I either stick to repeated motions or use the
/ to select what I want.
That’s one big reason why I find Kakoune’s model friendlier and less distracting to user than Vim’s.
Vem author here. I agree with what it is being commented here. One of the reasons why I started that project was because I realized that, while coding in Vim, my brain was constantly doing micro pauses. Instead of having my ideas flowing, I was stopping, even if it was for a fraction of a second, to figure out the shorter way or to find the most efficient command to do something. I prefer an editor that allows my ideas flow over one that allows extreme precision or efficiency.
What I like about Kakoune is its focus on interactivity, which I believe helps in this regard.
@pacha we love people who take a risk and do things around here, I think Vem is great.
I know a lot of people tried similar things over the years (been moderator of #vim for 2 decades) and failed! It had to be far more effort than anyone will ever appreciate.
Thanks @robertmeta! Really appreciate your words. Developing the project did take more effort than I’m willing to admit. Still less scary than moderating #vim for that amount of time I think it is important that we put new stuff out there from time to time, to shake a bit our assumptions. Also, because it is a bit more fun that way