31990Re: keymaps and Select mode
- Apr 6, 2003Benji Fisher wrote:
> > The problem here is that Vim doesn't know that the character you areYes, the patch makes the first typed character be mapped as if it was
> > typing is going to be inserted. If it was a cursor movement command,
> > language mappings do not apply to it.
> > I can fix it to make the character mapped, but that means it will also
> > be mapped when it results from a ":noremap" command. Do we care about
> > this? It's not very likely that a ":noremap"'ed sequence starts Select
> > mode and inserts a character that should not be lmapped, is it? At
> > least it's more of a problem that the first inserted character isn't
> > keymapped.
> [patch snipped]
> Sorry to take so long. I just tried the patch. It seems that not only
> :lmap's get applied but also :imaps. Hm. After
> :imap r foo
> typing "r" in Select mode replaces the selection with "foo".
typed in Insert mode. That's consistent, the second character typed
will be handled the same way.
> If, in addition, I doVisual mode mappings apply in Select mode as if it were Visual mode.
> :vmap r R
> then typing "r" deletes the whole selection. It looks as though the
> :vmap makes vim switch from Select mode into Visual mode before
> applying the R.
Thus that's correct, even though it might not do what you want. I don't
think this has anything to do with the patch though.
> I think this patch does way more than advertised. Maybe it is time toI don't see a big disadvantage of this change, and it does make
> promote Select mode to full status, instead of keeping it as a sub-mode of
> Visual, and give it its own :smap's? (Probably not.) Anyway, Select
> mode is currently broken as far as keymaps (or :lmaps) are concerned,
> so I think it is worth trying again.
keymapping work for the first typed character in Select mode.
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