Would really like to use it but when I tried it has some show stoppers for me still. The one I remember was the compose key not working in it.
Sadly, that makes it a non-option for me, too. Thanks for the heads-up.
My showstopper is no editor line wrap: https://github.com/lapce/lapce/issues/945
Without this it’s impossible to e.g. edit Markdown, something I do rather frequently in editors.
To bad some people are leaving comments in that issue that would make want to refuse to implement it just out of spite, if I were a developer.
It’s annoying to deal with some type of users that write demands, but worry not, we do want to implement line wrap, it’s just painfully hard to do so. Also I prefer to implement things out of spite, rather than not implementing them.
While I love soft-wrapping as much as the next person, what MD dialect doesn’t accept that the logical paragraph is separated by a newline? I.e. hard line breaks are fine. In fact, in CommonMark at least, you have to explicitly denote one with double trailing spaces.
Now, if you’re editing gemtext, you really want softwrap.
Short answer: I don’t care about what is possible in Markdown, I only care that my existing Markdown files were written with soft-wrapping, and I don’t feel like converting them. I can’t easily read my existing writing.
Thanks, that clears it up!
Also, that strategy quickly goes out of the window when you use a different font and/or size. Your future you will be happier with soft-wrapping, so will other people with other preferences and needs. Using newline for each sentence somewhat makes sense though as commits/diffs become slightly more meaningful.
I was on Team HardWrap, mostly because it’s so damn cool in Emacs to hit M-q, but now I just enable visual-line-mode and am happy. Supporting both is editor table stakes, though.
do people have experience with lapce vs helix ?
I’ve tried it a few times during the last months but always returned to helix when lapce either crashed, stopped, consumed 100% CPU or otherwise behaved erratically.
That said, I like the idea of having a non textmode editor at my disposal, and I’m certainly not wed to modal editing.