Vim-ruby...taking the bitterness out?

i admit i don’t generally use vim. i’ve been using scite instead. the
simple reason is that i am not used to the “modes” of vim, but more
importantly i hate how cut (yank), copy, paste, etc work. for i am very
used to ctrl+x…v, having spent years using windows (since the end of my
amiga days, and of course MSDOS before that) yet vim has a lot of cool
features and i’m really starting to feel that i must use it. so i looked
into remapping some keys to suit me, and holy syntax! i discovered
Cream!

http://cream.sourceforge.net/index.html

now somebody please tell me that all the cool ruby stuff will still work
when i add the Cream. please!

i have the coffee --i have the ruby-vim debian pakg installed. now for a
little sugar with Cream. can you tell i’m happy about this?

so does anyone know if there will be any conflict between the ruby
extensions and cream? i’ll be trying it out myself tomorrow. so if not,
i’ll let you all know.

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~transami

now somebody please tell me that all the cool ruby stuff will still work
when i add the Cream. please!

Someone mentioned Cream here a while ago, and I gave it a shot. It does
give Vim a simpler set of keyboard commands (e.g., it seems to keep you in
one mode all the time, no matter what you try to do), but (as I recall) at
the expense of other Vi-like behavior. I really couldn’t tell you offhand
just what problems I had, but I decided to go back to plain-old-Vim (with
various macros).

Having gotten used to hitting ESC for various purposes, I found it weird to
find myself blocked from switching modes. (Of course, I now try to save
documents in MS Word by hitting ESC :w, , so perhaps I need to create Vi
mappings in VBA … )

James

i admit i don’t generally use vim. i’ve been using scite instead. the
simple reason is that i am not used to the “modes” of vim, but more
importantly i hate how cut (yank), copy, paste, etc work. for i am very
used to ctrl+x…v, having spent years using windows (since the end of my
amiga days, and of course MSDOS before that) yet vim has a lot of cool
features and i’m really starting to feel that i must use it. so i looked
into remapping some keys to suit me, and holy syntax! i discovered
Cream!

http://cream.sourceforge.net/index.html

now somebody please tell me that all the cool ruby stuff will still work
when i add the Cream. please!

i have the coffee --i have the ruby-vim debian pakg installed. now for a
little sugar with Cream. can you tell i’m happy about this?

so does anyone know if there will be any conflict between the ruby
extensions and cream? i’ll be trying it out myself tomorrow. so if not,
i’ll let you all know.

I don’t know the detail of what’s in cream, but it wil involve a lot of
keyboard mappings for sure. I also don’t know the details of the ruby-vim
package, but needless to say there may be some conflicting mappings. It should
all ultimately work, though.


~transami

Gavin

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From: “Tom Sawyer” transami@transami.net
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Subject: vim-ruby…taking the bitterness out?