22984Re: Vim Regina: tragedy in .5 act
- Nov 1, 2001Vim help is there, and is structured on operations "syntax hilighting",
"new menus" etc. What I was wondering is if would be difficult to make
a general INDEX titles/sub-titles which would cover what help is available
in all files. Basically would be a summary.
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Austy Garhi (n. d'i-b.) wrote :
tgal)Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 17:10:28 -0800 (PST)
tgal)From: "Austy Garhi (n. d'i-b.)" <tgal@...>
tgal)To: "vim@..." <vim@...>
tgal)Subject: Vim Regina: tragedy in .5 act
tgal)Vim is like King Oedipus: a King rendered useless, castrated, by
tgal)his self-gouging of his own eyes, a walking dead. If eyes are
tgal)what allows the individual to find his way around the world of
tgal)objects, then the HELPFILES of Vim are the eyes that allow the
tgal)user to find her way through the forest of mechanisms that Vim
tgal)offers. Ohhh... ohhh... but how sad! The Vim HELPFILES are a
tgal)FORREST OF CONFUSION themselves! They do not let the user see
tgal)how to use the Vim capabilities. They are a maze of dangling
tgal)modifiers, double negations, coma-spliced sentences, ran-in
tgal)clauses, misnomers of features, etc., etc., etc.
tgal)A veritable tragedy.
tgal)TEST CASE: using the intrinsic terms "save saveas selected block",
tgal)try to find help in the helpfiles to answer the user's question
tgal)"how do i save a `selected` block of text to a new file?" V.g.:
tgal)==> :h sav<tab>
tgal)==> :h select<tab>
tgal)==> :h block<tab>
tgal). . . nothing!
tgal)__Austy Garhi__ (n. d'i-b.)
tgal)"We should take care not to make the intellect
tgal) our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles,
tgal) but no personality." --Albert Einstein
Have a nice day on the planet earth....
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