Re: [dev] Sandy editor

From: Noah Birnel <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 11:26:34 -0700

> *Please*, use sane keybindings. Emacs and vi were made with a specific
> keyboard from the 70s in mind. A time were the hjkl keys had little
> arrows on them. A triangle layout (wqsd or ijkl for example) is much
> easier to type.

Puke. Triangle layout may be more intuitive to learn for single char/line
movement, but is probably not easier to type. Certainly not WASD layout,
laying on the weak fingers of the left hand.

Vi's ergonomic problems lay with @ and ESC on the modern keyboard, not
with hjkl.

Does anyone *know* what sane keybindings are? Vi seems less insane than
most to me (once you restore @ and ESC to their 70's positions, and swap
CTRL / ALT), but - it's still pretty insane.

- Noah
Received on Fri May 27 2011 - 20:26:34 CEST

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