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67663Re: Collection issue: backslash after dash

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  • Andy Wokula
    Jan 7, 2013
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      Am 04.01.2013 22:22, schrieb Gary Johnson:
      > On 2013-01-04, martinwguy wrote:
      >> On 4 January 2013 14:34, Andy Wokula wrote:
      >>> Am 03.01.2013 09:51, schrieb martinwguy:
      >>>>> Is it a bug that '\' after '-' in a collection is taken literally?
      >>>> No, that's normal vi behaviour.
      >>> The context is Vim, not Vi:
      >>> :set nocp cpo&vim
      >>
      >> Er, I thought vim was a reimplementation of vi.
      >
      > It is. To a point. See
      >
      > :help design-compatible
      > :help vi-differences
      >
      >>>> \ is not special in a character range (it stands for itself) and to
      >>>> include ] you need to specify it as the first character in the range.
      >>>
      >>> Even with set 'cp', `\]' is still special. See:
      >>> :h cpo-\
      >>
      >> Mmm, sorry, I don't know what :se cp/nocp is.
      >
      > :help 'cp'
      >
      >>> Do you actually use Vi?
      >>
      >> Hum, it sounds like you're putting your fists up. Bad sign.
      >> Yes, since 1982 for all my work. I am also the maintainer for another
      >> vi clone, "xvi".
      >> Is that enough for you?
      >
      > There are a couple of ways that question could be read. I think
      > Andy meant it as, "Do you use vi and not Vim?", and I think you
      > took it as, "Do you know how to use vi?"

      Yep, I meant the former.

      Vim added the backslash for escaping within a collection, but it does so
      inconsistently. This has nothing to do with Vi.

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      Andy

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