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Re: mapleader question

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  • stosss
    Thanks, nice explanation. You answered my question. You helped a lot. ... -- You received this message from the vim_use maillist. Do not top-post! Type your
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      Thanks, nice explanation. You answered my question. You helped a lot.

      On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM, Chris Lott <chris@...> wrote:
      > On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM, stosss <stosss@...> wrote:
      >
      > I might just not understand the question. Let me try again:
      >
      >> My question is this:
      >>
      >> I see some examples in email here that show:
      >>
      >> <Leader>A
      >>
      >> or some other character besides A
      >>
      >> what key do I use if my map looks like that?
      >
      > Unless you have changed the leader key using the mapleader=X command,
      > then you would type:
      > \A
      >
      >> right now some of my maps actually have \ as the first key to press
      >> some have the F key or Shift F key.
      >
      > If you haven't changed the leader key, then you would press
      > \\
      > in the first instance.
      >
      > <Leader> is just a way to say: "whatever leader key I have defined"
      > and so is used by plugins and the like to do keymapping so they can
      > adapt to whatever leader you have defined.
      >
      > Could you post a couple of the maps you are talking about? Because "X
      > is the first key to press" is ambiguous: do you mean X is the key that
      > is mapped or X is the key that is to be pressed after pressing the
      > <Leader>? As it stands, you could mean
      > map F foobar
      > OR
      > map <Leader>F foobar
      >
      >> Why are some maps set up like so:
      >>
      >> <Leader>A
      >
      > So that the code is portable (see above). For instance, I can drop
      > nnoremap <Leader>A foo
      > into my code and it works fine no matter what leader key I have
      > defined (I use the comma), so I would press
      > ,A
      > where you would, if you haven't changed it, press
      > \A

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