Re: vim clientserver without gui, highlighting question, and showmode customization
- James Moss wrote:
> >>Can the results of showmode be customized much the way statusline can beI don't see a good reason to customize this. At least it will not be
> >>manipulated? I was hoping to ditch the left justified --INSERT-- and go
> >>with a right justified Insert/Command with an asterisk next to it if the
> >>file had been modified, much the way some SVR4 vi's present the
> >>information and nvi presents the bottom line.
> > No, this is fixed. But, as others already mentioned, you can switch off
> > 'showmode' and put something in a custom statusline.
> I don't suppose this being a fixed/hardcoded and non-customizable item
> would change anytime in the future? I haven't looked through the code
> for this, but would you accept patches or would you rather people find a
> way to get along with what others have stated (no showmode/put something
> in a custom statusline)?
easy to implement, since redrawing the commandline is complicated.
Also, we have so many options already... There must be many things with
a higher priority.
Vi is clearly superior to emacs, since "vi" has only two characters
(and two keystrokes), while "emacs" has five. (Randy C. Ford)
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