Re: what does 'past line' mean?
- On Sun, 02 Dec 2001 at 13:01:51 -0800, Peoter Veliki wrote:
> ':he selection' leads to this (a table that may not line up in this message):
>Well, "exclusive" works as expected here. Are you sure?
> Possible values:
> value past line inclusive ~
> old no yes
> inclusive yes yes
> exclusive yes no
> "past line" means that the cursor is allowed to be positioned one
> character past the line.
> According to this table if 'selection=exclusive' then 'past line'
> equals 'yes', however I don't observe that. I can only position past
> the line if 'selection=inclusive'. Is this a typo in the docs or am I
Keep in mind that in exclusive mode, if `past line' isn't on, you won't
be able to select the last character of the line. In other words, if
you select a line with v$, the cursor *has* to be past the end, because
an exclusive selection doesn't include the character that your cursor is
> In general, I'd like to use inclusive mode but turn off 'past line'Does selection=old not do this for you?
> since if you do this:
> it will highlight the end of line character (past line?) and bring up
> the next line if the selection is deleted, which is not the behavior I
> expect from v$d. Is there anyway of turning off 'past line' while
> keeping selection=inclusive?
 s/character that your cursor is on/last character of the selection/
to be more correct/obscure.
Piet Delport <siberiyan@...>
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