Re: insert-mode :map-alt-keys and 8-bit locales
- A.J.Mechelynck wrote:
> Ilya Sher wrote:I was probably not clear enough.
>> A.J.Mechelynck wrote:
>>> Alexey I. Froloff wrote:
>>>> * Bram Moolenaar <Bram@> [061022 17:41]:
>>>>> I don't want to support that, because it causes mistakes. Consider
>>>>> being in Insert mode and typing "<Esc> o" to open a new line or
>>>>> n" to find the next match. A timeout won't help, the two keys can be
>>>>> typed within ten msec.
>>>> So, all plugins that imap something to Alt+Key a screwed up in
>>>> all non-ascii 8-bit locales. Moreover, such maps breaks normal
>>>> text entering.
>>>> There is something outside your latin-1 world. Take a look
>>>> around, you, 7-bit racists.
>>> - Maybe Bram Moolenaar can type at 100 keystrokes / second, I can't.
>>> Especially if one of the keys is <Esc>, which is far away from almost
>>> everything else.
>> Assuming one-handed typing, (especially for <Esc>o and <Esc>n)
>> which is almost always not true for vim users.
>> Assumption that people use keyboard mappings
>> where <Esc> is far away is true most of the time
>> but not always. (Common exception is caps lock
>> generating <Esc>).
> When I say "I can't", I'm talking about me on my keyboard, where the
> Esc key is at top left, and the nearest keys are (²³¬) (&1|) (é2@) and
> F1 (Between round brackets: unshifted, with Shift, and with AltGr, in
> that order, for a single key).
> I'm not assuming that _you_ cannot type 100 keystrokes per second,
> though I would bet that the Vimmers who can are a minority at best. ;-)
The point is that one does not even have to type at
that speed to hit pretty fast <Esc>o if the <Esc>
is not far away and both hands are used.
... the first condition is optional.
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