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Could someone explain “rolling one's finger” when used in a Vim context?

From a recent reddit post I saw: https://old.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/bm0ihb/evolution_of_a_vim_user/emt4p4a/ I keep seeing jk, am I the only one who does kj? It feels more natural to roll from ...
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Is there a particular name for when you pre-set a bunch of registers used for a specific task at hand?

For example one could have many of these for different tasks (with different values for different registers based on the task): function !RegisterTemplateTest() # Set contents of said register ...
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What is an atom?

I have been looking through many resources but cannot seem to find the definition of an atom. In the website link http://vimregex.com/, how does an atom defer from a character in regex? \{-} matches ...
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Does Vimscript have an official name?

The name of the language sometimes known as Vimscript is a topic of debate. Some places use Viml (or is it VimL?), others Vimscript. Does it have an official name, and if it does, what is it and since ...
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What is an exhaustive list of “all the things” in vim? [closed]

I'm looking for a list of the basics, for instance, not a list of all the plugins, but plugin would be on my list; here is what I have so far help me out if I've missed anything or if I've mis-named ...
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What is <Leader>?

I see <Leader> quite often in other people's vimrc files. Like this one. What is it? What does it do?