Tagged: vim

Minimalist Software is a Lot of Work

It is the right work. It is the most rewarding work. It is the most accessible and usable work.

I use the Vim plain text editor just often enough to ensure that I’m constantly forgetting how to use it, but when I am using it, I like to manage its plugins with vim-plugin.

Its creator works diligently to have it live up to being the “minimalist Vim plugin manager” and it shows in its easy of use and performance.

“vim-plug labels itself as “minimalist plugin manager” and I’m not in favor of adding more features to it. Unlike “modern” editors, Vim is basically a single-threaded, synchronous program, and to start a background process, you’ll have to use a bleeding-edge version of Vim or Neovim, while one of the strong points of vim-plug is its obsession with backward compatibility (almost all of its features work in archaic Vim 7.0 with Git 1.7)” ~junegunn

Junegunn inspires me! His incredibly generous is evident in the beautiful software he creates. Looking around his git repositories and issues trackers reveals a very thoughtful, generous and talented person.

Thank you Junegunn!

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