On this special edition of The Changelog, we tell Vim’s story from the mouths of its users. Julia Evans, Drew Neil, Suz Hinton, and Gary Bernhardt j

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On this special edition of The Changelog, we tell Vim’s story from the mouths of its users. Julia Evans, Drew Neil, Suz Hinton, and Gary Bernhardt join Jerod Santo for a deep and wide-ranging discussion about “the best text editor that anyone ever wrote.”

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Vim, the final frontier… Sorry, that’s so lame. I’ve just always wanted to do that. Let’s run it back. Vim, a modal text editor from 1991, with roots in Vi that go back to 1976. That’s 45 years ago, and yet here we are in 2021, 30 years after Vim’s initial release, and it’s still used and loved by nerds around the world. You can’t even really call it a comeback, because it’s been popular for years.

On this special episode of the Changelog we thought it would be fun to hear a bit of Vim’s story from the mouths of its users, so I gathered some friends, new and old, and asked them to tell me all about Vim and why they love it.

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