13326Re: wish for `` in vim
- Feb 9, 2000Gabriel Zachmann wrote:
> I would like to ask for a slight modification of what `` does in vim.You mean that the relative position of the cursor line in the window is
> Right now, it jumps back to the former position,
> and it places the new current line usually in the center of the window.
> However, I think it would make sense to place the new current line
> at the same position within the window where it was before.
remembered for the mark? Since the mark may have been set by a command that
didn't scroll the window, it would be strange if `` does scroll the window.
Also, when `` jumps to a position which is already being displayed, it's
strange that the text will scroll.
> Reason:That can be fixed in another way, without changing the meaning of ``:
> I've got a little autocommand for HTML files,
> which jumps to the end of the file when saving it,
> inserts the current date,
> then jumps back (while vim saves the file).
> It works fine, except that after I've done :w
> the current line is somewhere else on the screen than before,
> which is a little bit irritating.
> I think this problem can be generalized: `` can be used often quite
> conveniently in some autocommand to jump back to the position where the
> cursor was before the autocommand was invoked.
> The idea is to hide from the user that an autocommand has been invoked.
> In order to not disturb the user, it would be nice if `` would also
> restore the position on the screen, not only the position in the file.
save position: maHmb
restore position: 'bzt`a
> PS:But it would make `` incompatible with Vi and previous releases of Vim. Since
> Of course, I am pretty sure that this could also be solved by a vim
> script -- but in this case it seems to me that the right place to solve
> it would be the `` command itself, because it would make things a
> little bit more consistent, IMHO.
there is another solution, I prefer to keep `` compatible.
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