136240Re: trouble with pattern, character collections
- Feb 19, 2013
> Why is this an issue? I don't see a problem with \_ syntax at all.Let me tell you. People get to know Vim. Vim is a tool to serve users.
They want to edit text, get their job done (At least that's what I
assume). For this reason every construct such as \_ which requires you
to lookup help is going to take your time - time which should be spent
on the wiki or the homepage (yes - there is much to improve).
So from technical point of view there is nothing wrong: Something is
documentented, and it works as expected.
If you look at the ruby community there are some voices which
dislike some aspects about ruby: That there are so many ways to do
If you look at the whole ecosystem it is wrong, because its
wasting resources in many ways (human resources being the most
expensive ones). You may disagree on this - but its true.
The best docs are the ones you don't have to read.
I'm not proposing dropping it (if Vim was my projcet I'd do so - showing
an error message instead) - but maybe docs can be adjusted so that
people use [\n] and maybe even miss the Vim only special case on the
Christian, thanks for your support.
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