Vim is resource effective and great in cases when such features of code autocompletion and others are overkill.
Ok, since I don't think you are going to translate my article about modes being vim's killer
feature, I'll just make a short reply.
Somehow, the post I made so that everybody knew, that there's no need to publish posts like the one I'm commenting right now, lead to someone publishing the post.
I just can't understand, how author could see things I didn't put there.
You may have read a recent article suggesting that vim is great unlike IDEs, because of their allegedly low typing speed.
I didn't say, that vim was better, I just said, what it's main feature was.
Also, I didn't say, that IDE is not great. Here's what I wrote:
IDE make programmers job so much easier, that if you're not using it, you probably have a lot ot explain
And of course I didn't say, that IDE makes you type slowly. I mean, I explicitly wrote, that it's not about speed at all:
I don't want to say, that everything is faster, if you use modes, I want to say, that vim users find that using modes is more convenient and pleasant.
How could anyone miss that?
So, those things, which author considered to be main points on my post, actually weren't there. And then, author states his opinion on vim, which is almost exactly the same as in the post he criticizes.
Here's my text:
Also, you find out that people actually use vim to write code. I mean, it's 21 century you can download Visual Studio, Intellij Idea or, god forbid, Eclipse any moment you want, and they use vim. On their on volition.
And here's what author wrote:
vim can be great for new languages that have not yet been played around with by JetBrains. Writing custom plugins is easier for vim (but in 99% of cases you won’t need them with an adequate IDE). Perhaps, it is more convenient for editing long texts. But that is irrelevant for standard industrial coding!
So the hypothetical programmer from my post, thinks the same as author. And my post was meant to explain guys like that, why modes were vim's killer feature. Regrettably, I see, that I have failed.
And then author practically recites Dr. Watson from the picture. Yes, my post has picture of Dr. Watson, saying, that he can't understand why people would use vim to code )).
Vim can be turned into a kind of IDE by installing plugins and learning hotkeys to operate those plugins
It can indeed, but why would anyone bother?
Author informs us, that IDEs have same features vim has, but IDEs are more convenient.
I explicitly wrote, that modes are more convenient for vim users, but author didn't pay any attention.
Because if something was inconvenient for the author, that couldn't possibly be convenient for anyone else, right?
So, the post should've been named — How modes could be vim's killer feature? I don't like them!. That would explain a lot.
Seriously, author starts enumerating features IDEs have, even though I explicitly wrote, that it's wrong to say, that vimmers cope with modes, because vim has a lot of features. It's more correct to say, that vim users add features to vim, so that they could continue using modes.
Maybe he didn't believe me, it's hard to say.
In the end author wrote:
I am in no way a vim guru, so I may have missed some key aspects.
Yeah, you have missed MOST of the text, you're replying to.
Also, I'd like to answer the question author asks.
Yes! Seriously! Modes are vim's killer feature! Yes, people use vim it has modes! Yes, modal editors are comfortable to use for a lot of people! Really!