2021.06.21 Xcode Vim
The Xcode 13 beta has some basic Vim keybindings! The bindings are very rough, but it still feels so much nicer to be navigating using my familiar Vim bindings. A couple things I noticed aside from the omissions already stated by Apple:
- Visual Select Line does not select the whole line. It selects everything to the right of the cursor. This is a big pain for me since I select a whole line all the time.
- It feels a little sluggish going from insert mode to normal mode.
- No Macro support, it is just the most basic key bindings. That does include things like select inside, though.
- The interaction with Xcode placeholders and Vim is a little weird, but passable.
Coming from VSCode with their Vim plugin, Xcode has a long way to go. That said, I’m still excited and I hope Apple invests more money in improving the Vim bindings.