I just recently discovered Sublime, and was amazed by its speed. I am an old-time Emacs user and would like to slowly make the transition to Sublime. Ideally, I would like to learn the sublime alternative of doing things, and would like to avoid downloading an Emacs keymap. I was hoping those here that have successfully made the transition can help me. Here's some Emacs dances that I am having trouble learning in Sublime:
1) Navigating around Structured Data:
I write a lot of Lisp code, and am looking for replacements for the following:
Ctrl+Meta+f : Brings the cursor to the end of the next bracket group.
Ctrl+Meta+b : Brings the cursor to the beginning of the previous bracket group.
Ctrl+Space (possibly repeatedly) : Incrementally selects the next bracket groups.
2) Making complex selections without the Mark:
Consider the following text:
blah blah blah BEGIN blah blah blah END blah blah END blah blah blah
And I would like to select everything after the first BEGIN, and before the second END.
In Emacs the steps I follow is:
a. Search for BEGIN
b. Ctrl+Space to place the mark
c. Search for END
d. Search again to find second END
Thanks very much for your help. I am very impressed with the rest of Sublime and would like to switch over soon. The previous two patterns are the ones I find I miss the most, and is responsible for most of the current productivity gain I lose in Sublime versus in Emacs.