Since Sublime Text became popular, a lot of people have been trying to replicate its "multiple cursors" functionality in Vim. Fortunately for us Vim-users, our editor doesn't really need this, since we have built-in ways to achieve pretty much the same results. Still, I believe the multi-edit plugins have some interesting properties and I want to demonstrate them and some of their benefits and drawbacks. I'll also talk about :substitute, :global and the dot mapping and share some tips and tricks that make them a simple alternative to multiple cursors. I'll finish up with demos of some of my own hacky experiments on this topic.
Notes of this talk can be found at gist.github.com/AndrewRadev/5672666
Andrew Radev gave this talk on the May 2013 meetup of vimberlin.