MY VIM CUSTOMIZATION POLICYThu, Oct 30, 2014
It is the Vim that bring we into the fantastic OSS world. Fiddling with it is full of surprise and happy.
Below records my thoughts and rules of customizing my Vim.
Good prefixes for normal mode mappings
use 2 ~ 3 suffix characters, then we can get more candidates key combinations for mapping.
different keyboard layouts have different locations for
\, so it should be
used less frequently than
The space key
<Space> is the best prefix for normal mappings I’ve ever found. It spans
a long distance at the bottom of the keyboard, which makes it’s very easy and
comfortable to touch.
currrently, I only assigned it to
since many vim itself and many plugin use
The backspace key
by default, the
<BS> acts the same as
<Left> keys on
normal mode. so I have substituted it with the
<Enter> key as a main prefix.
other possible key for prefixes