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135848Re: How to determine the start of a visual block (C-V) when it starts in the void?

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  • Ben Fritz
    Jan 30, 2013
      On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:35:21 AM UTC-6, Axel Bender wrote:
      > Hi Christian,
      > thanks for the answer. I completely go with you concerning <expr>, but this was not my original problem.
      > In fact, I already have a solution for it (temporarily setting ve to "all"), which doesn't require me to change any mapping.
      > However the inconsistency remains: when - with ve=block - I select a visual block and one corner is in the void, :<C-U>echo virtcol("'<") returns 1, while with ve set to "all" - the same command correctly(?) returns the start of the block.
      > If - as Ben said - by moving into the command line - I've ended visual mode, then why doesn't this hold for both settings?

      Because with ve=all, the cursor is allowed to be outside the real text lines even when not in visual mode.

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