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Migrating to nvim

Why? Not only because I want a new challenge, furthermore I want to use the same editor for everything regarding text editing. I am just sick of switching IDEs for different projects. Additionally, I want to get rid of poor performance, waiting times while indexing and so on…

But isn’t everybody afraid of vim and its shortcuts?

Cannot close vim meme

Not being able to simply quit vim by Ctrl + C is frustrating at first. But once you put just a little more affort into it, you might recognize vim is made for typing. It is made for keyboard-use only and this in the end is what makes typing so fast. There is no mouse I have to move my hand back and forth.

Right now this is my second day with nvim. I did begin with kickstart.nvim and today after a few hours I managed to get harpoon working.

For those who don’t know harpoon yet, imagine a basic text editor with tabs for every opened file. nvim doesn’t have that by default. That is exactly what harpoon does. It lets you switch between open files (buffers as called in nvim context).

I did already write this post in nvim. And although I am not in too deep in the nvim game, I already start feeling getting more and more used to it. Commenting and moving code still sucks though.

My personal nvim config is available here.