41056Retrieving default values of options from a script
- Nov 19, 2005I would like to know the default value for 'fileformat' while executing
a script. The only way I've come up with is to:
let ff_save = &fileformat
let ff_default = &fileformat
let &fileformat = ff_save
and ff_default will contain the default value for 'fileformat'. The
only problem with this is that setting 'fileformat' isn't good, as it
will update 'modified' under the wrong conditions. It also won't work
if the file isn't 'modifiable'. So I was wondering how to get at the
default value without disturbing the setting itself? One idea I had was
to allow for:
let ff_default = &fileformat&,
i.e., the "&" suffix will give you the default value of the given
So, to summarize:
1 Is there already a way to get at the default value?
2 If not, could we please add a way to do it?
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