If this is not a relevant place to post this, please let me know.
My common workflow is Vim+Tmux. Mostly i do Clojure coding. Just yesterday i've downloaded and tried Spacemacs, out of curiosity.
One of Spacemacs's claims is that by using modal editing in Evil mode, it minimizes RSI risk (albeit on the Spacemacs home page it is said that there is no proven connection between Emacs key bindings and RSI). I realized though, that heavy use of Vim/Tmux also relies on the use of modifier keys, which most often in my case are Control-key combinations (navigating between Vim windows and Tmux prefix -
Ctrl-S in my case).
So i thought that here is the best place to ask about RSI caused by heavy use of modifier keys (Emacs seems to be associated with it, namely the 'Emacs pinky' myth). Is it something scientifically proven? Were there any studies?
If there does exist a correlation, then does e.g. remapping
P. S. I do have
CapsLock mapped to
Ctrl. Moreover, in Vim i've remapped
Tab, which is similarly convenient. And it more closely resembles original keyboard layout Bill Joy used when creating Vi. Maybe it was also used by Emacs users back then?