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Re: ":new" creates buffer window with foldcolumns > 0

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  • Paul
    ... Just as an interesting point of confusion, :setg foldcolumn? does not return the global value. The value depends on the window, so I assume that it
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 15, 2013
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      On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 2:25:10 PM, I wrote:
      >On Mar 15, 11:22 am, Ben Fritz <fritzophre...@...> wrote:
      >>On Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:13:10 PM UTC-5, Paul wrote:
      >>> In a window with nofoldenable and foldcolumn=0, I issue the
      >>> command :new. This creates a window that has foldcolumn=5. Two
      >>> of my other windows have foldcolumn=5, but why would the new
      >>> window have this?
      >>
      >> 'foldcolumn' has both a global and a local value. When you create a
      >> new widow, the local value of the option is initialized to the
      >> global value. You can use :setlocal to set only the local value
      >> without affecting the global value, or :setglobal for the reverse.
      >>
      >> You probably created you windows something like this:
      >>
      >> :set foldcolumn=0
      >> :new
      >> :set foldcolumn=5
      >> :wincmd p
      >> :new
      >>
      >> This will create the new window with foldcolumn of 5, because you
      >> used :set, which sets both the global and the local value.
      >>
      >> If you use this instead, the new window will have foldcolumn of 0:
      >>
      >> :set foldcolumn=0
      >> :new
      >> :setlocal foldcolumn=5
      >> :wincmd p
      >> :new
      >>
      >> Also this:
      >>
      >> :set foldcolumn=0
      >> :new
      >> :set foldcolumn=5
      >> :setglobal foldcolumn=0
      >> :wincmd p
      >> :new
      >>
      >> I'd actually suggest putting a :setglobal in your .vimrc for the
      >> preferred default setting, and always using :setlocal to set
      >> individual windows.
      >
      > Thanks, Ben. The thought did occur to me about the global versus
      > local, and I explicitly used setl and setg to make foldcolumn=0.
      > The problem persisted, albeit in a random manner (sometimes I
      > succeeded). That's when I looked at the help for foldcolumn. The
      > strange thing is that the documentation says it is local. Is there
      > something about how to interpret the documentation that I should be
      > aware of?
      >
      > Thanks for clarifying that "set" simultaneously does a setl and
      > setg. Always wondered about that.

      Just as an interesting point of confusion, ":setg foldcolumn?" does
      not return the global value. The value depends on the window, so I
      assume that it returns the local value.

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