Re: What does the second example for map() mean?
- Chris Jones <cjns1989@...>:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 09:56:48PM EDT, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:From looking at the commit logs it seems that rather an '&' is what was
>> There's an example in the help for map() that reads:
>> :let tlist = map(copy(mylist), ' & . "\t"')
>> What is that ampersand doing there? Is the example incomplete?
>> Obsolete? Should it be v:val instead?
> Yes. Looks like someone was making quick changes to the doc and used ‘&’
> to recall the last match and somehow, a literal ampersand ended up in
> there instead...
originally used for substituting in the current value, and then got
replaced by 'v:val' a bit later. This line seems to have been
overlooked. I'll send a patch to vim-dev.
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