Wednesday 24 May 2017

Stack Overflow: Helping One Million Developers Exit Vim

This made me laugh for several minutes.

It looks like developers in Ukraine, Turkey and Indonesia are getting stuck in Vim quite a bit: it makes up a larger portion of their Vim questions than in any other country. In contrast, in China, Korea and Japan the fraction going to this question is one-tenth as much. That might indicate that when developers in these countries enter Vim, they usually meant to do so, and they know how to get out of it.

No. It’s because China, Korea and Japan are non-English-speaking countries. People who get stuck there are less likely to do a search in English.