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Gap buffers are not optimized for multiple cursors

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  1. tesseractcat
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    Seems like two weird arguments meshed into one. The first argument is that multiple cursors aren't actually useful, and can be replaced with features like visual-block, search and replace, or...

    Seems like two weird arguments meshed into one. The first argument is that multiple cursors aren't actually useful, and can be replaced with features like visual-block, search and replace, or macros. I think this argument is subjective, and I personally disagree.

    The second argument is that multiple cursors aren't performant, which seems somewhat strange to me. Computers nowadays are incredibly fast, and most code/text files aren't that big. Why should we then base our editing paradigm on what is most performant for the computer? I'd rather base my editing on what's most intuitive and fluid, even if it takes up a few more cycles.

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