"Most people use vim in two stupid dimensions. But not me."
April 1, 2020 6:25 AM   Subscribe

Vim³
posted by ardgedee (22 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Finally.
posted by vocivi at 6:31 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


emacs on a tesseract is so much more flexible
posted by logicpunk at 6:31 AM on April 1 [32 favorites]


I'm pretty sure I've always used it to clean three-dimensional surfaces. Same goes for Ajax.
posted by pipeski at 6:35 AM on April 1 [5 favorites]


Best of the web.
posted by Alex404 at 6:45 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


:q!, where the "q" is for "rotating q-ube".
posted by snarkout at 6:45 AM on April 1 [4 favorites]


Also see: issue #1
posted by dobi at 6:48 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


I like the Q&A:
How do i stop the cube from spinning

no
good bad answer
Try this: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libtinfo.so.6 /usr/lib/libtinfo.so.5
WORST BAD ANSWER
posted by phooky at 6:53 AM on April 1 [10 favorites]


pfft I could do that with a regex
posted by grumpybear69 at 7:26 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Another Trefunge IDE for the collection. (Archive link)
posted by polytope subirb enby-of-piano-dice at 7:46 AM on April 1


Shoot, the title got me very excited. Imagine the new modes of thinking and working we might come up with if our IDEs added a z-stack. Stack similar files on top of each other! Clear up horizontal clutter in your workspace! Feel like you're in THE FUTURE at all times!

Imagine a language designed around 3-dimensional editing! Imagine a vertical merge, where you write your template / header one time and it merges downward to apply to everything behind it, as well as everything below it! We could eliminate some messy loops and control structures this way! Imagine the beautiful new data types that would spring forth from this new primordial soup!

Instead, what do we get? a spinny demo from 1991. Shoot.
posted by dbx at 8:04 AM on April 1 [17 favorites]


Instead, what do we get? a spinny demo from 1991. Shoot.

I bet it looks great on an Amiga.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:19 AM on April 1 [8 favorites]


Firefox used to have a 3D view that seems like it was actually useful.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 8:23 AM on April 1 [5 favorites]


"Why not the Vim Cube?" The only reason is educated stupidity.
posted by mhoye at 8:28 AM on April 1 [6 favorites]


Epic troll
posted by PMdixon at 8:28 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


I prefer using ed on a single 1D point. Can't tell if it's spinning or not...
posted by jim in austin at 8:51 AM on April 1 [4 favorites]


> Stack similar files on top of each other! Clear up horizontal clutter in your workspace! Feel like you're in THE FUTURE at all times!

This is more or less how Apple's UI for Time Machine works.
posted by ardgedee at 8:58 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Q: I don't even know how to exit vim in 2-D, how do I do it in 3-D

A: just stop typing for a few seconds and wait until you fall off
posted by kurumi at 9:20 AM on April 1 [5 favorites]


Imagine the new modes of thinking and working we might come up with if our IDEs added a z-stack.

Ghostly diff/undo buffers lurking in the background, traversable with CAPS+mousewheel or something.
posted by cortex at 9:23 AM on April 1 [4 favorites]


"Most people use vim in two stupid dimensions. But not me.

...because I use all the stupid dimensions.
posted by Edgewise at 10:06 AM on April 1


Using it in 1-Dimension is already too much for me.

:q
posted by blue_beetle at 12:24 PM on April 1


This user is asking the right questions.
posted by Made of Star Stuff at 3:09 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


Big deal. I dropped my usage down to zero dimensions and have achieved the Vim Singularity. Type :WQERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM all at once to start the universe.
posted by lumpenprole at 3:42 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


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