re: Is it necessary to learn touch typing? VIEW POST


I type in Dvorak and most keyboards are Qwerty so... yes it is necessary.

While I wouldn't claim it is necessary, I do believe there are benefits for it. I learned touch typing long ago so I don't know all the nuances of looking at the keyboard all the time. My use of Vim would likely be hindered since motion and edits are larger operations than traditional editors and that would make looking away from the text area harder to track what I need to type next.

On the other hand, programming isn't really a heavy typing activity and with traditional editors there is a much longer pause getting to the next place of editing. I know I don't do symbols very well when touch typing.

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