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Learning Vim from the inside
Class length: 8 weeks. Start anytime.
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Languages: English Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese speaking students welcome.
Status: COURSE IS ONGOING AND OPEN FOR NEW ENROLLMENT
Students are challenged to quickly work through the first 3 lessons, then focus on at least one lesson in lesson 4. This is where the real learning will happen!!!
OVERVIEW: Students explore Vim from the inside by downloading the source from Vim's mercurial repository and embarking on a number of "code spelunking" efforts. We are reviewing the source code using Vim itself (eating our own dogfood) as well as using a few lesser-known but powerful tools for exploring source code. Students should have access to a Linux system, but do not need to be conversant with mercurial or with Vim's build process. Extending and compilng your own custom version of Vim will be an optional part of the course.
Lessons 1 and 2 tool and source code download
Lesson 3 optionally compiling the source, and your first explorations of the Vim source code
Lesson 4 deep source code explorations based on student recommendations
Prerequisites and Difficulty
Students will need to be able to install new packages on their Linux computers. They'll need access to 'root privs' to do package installs.
Materials and Technical Requirements
Requirements for successful completion of this course:
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