Cream of the Crop (of editors)

There’s a longer post in the pipeline somewhere about editors and IDEs and developments and stuff as we’ve just changed our setup at work and I’m completely thrown by trying to develop on windows! Anyway to cut a long story short, I’ve found a fabulous Vim wrapper-type-app called cream which I’m now trying out on windows.

There are a couple of instant weird things but perseverance with the dropdown menus of preferences and so on have got me into a state where I can edit. However there are two major oversights:
* files are opened in edit mode
* pressing Esc repeatedly toggles command and insert modes

This makes no sense to a vim user so I trawled the mailing list and came up with this post, showing which lines to add to cream-user.vim to change those defaults. I also found an FAQ entry which describes how to create a cream-user.vim file in the first place. So I thought I’d post it here for others and before I lose it :)

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