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Vi keybindings

Matt Keranen 8 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 3

Its something of a cliche to request Vi keybindings in an editor, but as someone who does most of his server-side development in Vim, having a client side editor with the same is helpful.

Textastic so far seems quick and easy to use, as I often just want a place to paste some code and make quick edits. Vi key bindings would eliminate some of the effort in context switching.

I am _not_ advocating Vim compatibility (macros, plugins), just movement and common ex commands (find, replace).

I second this! Even just basic movement, cut & paste, etc would be such a plus.


Then why not use MacVim?

Don't get me wrong, I love vi and I use it daily. But I don't understand this obsession with trying to turn every text editor into a vi-alike.

https://github.com/WarWithinMe/xVim -- this basically lets your editor have "vim mode" for free.  It's awesome.