24261Re: Multiple use of comma (,) or semicolon (;) after tT
- Sep 2, 2001On Sat, Sep 01, 2001 at 06:04:37PM -0400,
David Kotchan <dkotchan@...> wrote:
> After using t to search for a character, using comma (,) multiple times toI'd vote for YAO :-)
> search in the opposite direction does not do what you expect. After an
> initial backwards search, it doesn't do anything, in fact. To make it
> continue searching, you must use a count, eg. 2,
> Similarly: after using T to search for a character, using semicolon (;)
> multiple times to search in the opposite direction doesn't do anything
> after the initial forwards search. To make it do something, you must use a
> count, eg. 2;
> I have a tiny 2-line patch to fix this behaviour, but at earlier the patch
> was rejected because the current behaviour was compatible with how Vi does
> it. I accept the argument, but now lately I read the following in the
> "motion.txt" documentation:
> "The original Vi implementation of "e" is buggy. For example, the "e"
> command will stop on the first character of a line if the previous line was
> empty. But when you use "2e" this does not happen. In Vim "ee" and "2e"
> are the same, which is more logical. However, this causes a small
> between Vi and Vim."
> I submit the same argument applies here to comma (,) and semicolon
> (;). Namely, ",," and "2," should be the same, and ";;" and "2;" should be
> the same -- which is more logical ;-) But yes, it will cause a small
> incompatibility between Vi and Vim, same as for "ee" and "2e".
> I do not want to press this point, it does not matter to me personally -- I
> patch all my Vims to make ",," the same as "2," so I myself am always
> happy. But I actually use , and ; quite a bit so I thought others might
> too, and that they might benefit from this proposal.
> I shall drop the matter for good if no one agrees with me.
In fact, that 'ee' thing as well as that ';'-and-','-thing should be
vi-compatible when 'cp' is set, but work in that "more logical" way
when in 'nocp'-mode...
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