are there any GUI editors that use vi/vim-like abbreviations
kline at thought.org
Tue Feb 22 04:25:54 UTC 2011
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 06:49:18PM -0700, Fred wrote:
> On 02/21/11 18:32, Gary Kline wrote:
> > iF we throw out "gvim" since it is simply the GUI variant of
> > vim, are there are other GUI editors that use the kinds of :ab
> > abbreviations that vi does? I ask this because I don't know
> > wmany many people with speech imopairments or who cannot speak
> > at all would be interested in using my version of vi/vim with
> > it's .ex/.nex/.vimrc and my hundred+ abbreviations.
> > The IM app, pidgin is not an editor, but it does let user use
> > the mouse and/or arrow keys. pidgin also uses abbrvs. BEcause
> > i type so slowly, i have my pidgin set up to use a slew of
> > abbrev. [Well, not the obv's, like 'FWIW' :-) ... but other
> > words.
> > I would be interested in knowing how many list members _don't_
> > know vi and use another editor. just curious....
> > gary
> I have been using nedit for many years. It is very easy to use. It
> uses the mouse, arrow keys, etc. so you don't have to do multiple
> keystrokes. Vi is insane. I don't know what you mean about the
> abbreviations though. I don't think it does that. The current
> version in ports for 8.1-RELEASE has a problem requiring a simple
> patch when it is built. This was discussed here a couple weeks ago.
> Best regards,
Very simply, in your .vimrc, if you type
:ab i I
:ab thr there
anytime you type "i" it goes to "I". The "thr" abbreviation
becomes the word "there."
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