Re: Change text-object from start of line
> On Nov 21, 10:09 pm, Nathan Neff <nathan.n...@...> wrote:Ah, thanks, this explains it. If I had the cursor on "d" and
>> I like the ci" feature in Vim, especially how
>> you can type ci" from *outside* a quoted string.
>> Vim figures out that I want to change the contents
>> of the first quoted string on the line. But, Vim only does
>> this for single quotes and double quotes. Why is that?
>> For example, if my cursor is at ">" below,
>> and I type ci" then this:
>> >He said "Hello World"
>> becomes this:
>> He said ""
>> But, if I have this line:
>> >He said (Hello World)
>> and I type ci( to change the contents of the parens,
>> the cursor remains at the start of the line.
>> Can I get Vim to treat parens, "<" etc the same as it
>> does with quotes when the cursor is outside the quotes?.
> It may be because quotes of all kinds are the only multi-word text
> objects which cannot span multiple lines. Additionally, in general,
> such quotes do not nest. With these two limits, it is easy to pick out
> the item of interest in a line. But if the object can extend multiple
> lines, and can nest, it is not at all easy to discern the intent.
> Placing the cursor on the 'd' and trying to operate on an ab object
> currently (and correctly) gets all three lines. But trying to make Vim
> guess whether you really meant this, or the block on the line itself,
> would be difficult and/or confusing to users.
typed "di(" it would be ambiguous for Vim to either delete the (123) or to
delete the entire contents of abc()
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