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18.3. What You Lose When You Use map!

Back in the old days, a terminal's arrow keys didn't work during vi text-input mode. To move around in the file, you pressed ESC and used command-mode commands like 5k and 4w. Since then, lots of vendors and users have modified vi so that you can use arrow keys during text-input mode. These days, most people think the new-fangled way that vi works is the right way. Here are some reasons to leave the arrow keys alone and do it the old way instead:

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