Re: [dev] [sandy] [PATCH] VIM key bindings.

From: Charlie Kester <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:26:45 -0700

On Thu 10 Jul 2014 at 13:29:59 PDT Evan Gates wrote:
>> I will agree that it's super easy to implement and understand and it covers most needs.
>> But how about search?
>> Is it fast?
>What about structural regular expressions as found in sam that aren't
>limited to lines?

Yes, one of the things I always liked about sam was that it doesn't
force you to think of your text in terms of lines. Reading Pike's paper
on structural regular expressions was an eye-opener, and I wish more
editors supported this technique.

It would seem to be easier to implement with a buffer gap than with a linked
list of lines (or pieces), but I've never done the experiment. Maybe I should
blow the dust off my coding skills and see how it goes...
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