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Vim

So I switched to Vim, and now I love it.

For years, I was actually using jEdit, of all things, even in the face of continued mockery by other programmers. My reasoning was well-practiced: TextMate didn't support split-pane, all the multi-key control sequences in Emacs had helped give me RSI, and Vim was just too hard to learn. jEdit isn't very good at anything, but it's okay at lots of things, and for years it was fine.

But eventually, I took on a consulting gig where I was forced to learn Vim. And, as so many have promised, once I got over the immensely difficult beginning of the learning curve, I was hooked.

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