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47071Re: Defining new visual-mode motions?

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  • Andy Wokula
    Jun 2, 2007
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      Yegappan Lakshmanan schrieb:
      > Hi,
      > On 6/2/07, Andy Wokula <anwoku@...> wrote:
      >> Within a function (or script or Ex-mode), the visual area is not
      >> turned off
      >> between ex commands, because there is no actual mode switching
      >> ... IMHO.
      >> I don't know if this is mentioned in the help.
      > According to ":help mode-switching", it is not possible to enter visual
      > mode
      > from Ex or command-line mode. Either the table under ":help i_esc" needs
      > to be updated or this needs to be fixed.
      > According to that table, you can enter visual mode only from either
      > normal or
      > select modes.
      > - Yegappan

      The following is possible:
      " enter Ex mode
      normal v
      normal eee
      " extend visual area
      " quit Ex mode, enter Visual mode

      Hmm, seems the table needs an update.
      Unfortunately, :visual is ambigious.

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