Thursday, December 20, 2012

Learn Vimscript the Hard Way, Commentary I

Steve Losh has written a book called Learn Vimscript the Hard Way.

It’s badly titled, imho. His definition of the book explains why I say that: a book for users of the Vim editor who want to learn how to customize Vim. With that description in mind, I think the book achieves its goal — a goal that all vimmers would aspire to master. However with the title of the book, I fear even many proficient vimmers would assume that the material is out of their reach or too dense to absorb right now with their busy schedules, relegating it to a later reading pile, at best.

For all you up and coming Vimmers looking to read something to take you beyond all of the beginner tutorials out there, read chapters: 0-18, 28-32, 43-48, 50 & 56.

For those of you who picked the book up specifically because of its title, that review is coming soon. :-)