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68674Re: Issue 121 in vim: cursor jumps to the end of closed fold when executing a register

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  • Vlad Irnov
    Mar 13, 2013
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      On 3/12/13, glts <676c7473@...> wrote:
      > Hi Christian,
      > On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:16:04 PM UTC+1, Christian Brabandt wrote:
      >> Ah, I see, this only happens when sourcing as a script. The problem here
      >> is, that there is a subtle difference between the :@ command and the
      >> :normal! @ command. When using the :@ command, the register will be
      >> called for the range of the folded lines and therefore implicitly sets
      >> the range to the first and lastline of the fold and then the ex_at()
      >> function explicitly sets the cursorline to the endline of the register.
      > yes, I saw the problem.
      >> We could change it, but the documentation explicitly states, that in the
      >> future the register will be executed for the range given, so we should
      >> rather just implement this ;)
      > Unfortunately, the expression "in the future" is very relative generally
      > speaking and with Vim in particular.
      > For the present, the documentation only requires that the cursor will be
      > set to [addr]: "set cursor at line [addr] (default is current line)".
      > So, as far as I understand, this issue is easily fixed by removing the
      > WHOLEFOLD flag from CMD_at and CMD_star, at least until somebody
      > actually implements the promised functionality. See the attached patch.

      Thanks! I hope this patch will be included.

      So, when on a closed fold, :@{register} currently behaves like an Ex
      command that accepts a range as explained in doc/fold.txt:
      For Ex commands the range is adjusted to always start at the first
      line of a closed fold and end at the last line of a closed fold.
      But since :@ does not actually do anything with the range, this is
      unexpected and inappropriate.

      Personally, I would prefer that :@{register} did not operate on ranges.
      That is the future feature in ":help :@" should be scrapped:
      {Vi: only in some versions} Future: Will execute the register for
      each line in the address range.

      I use :@{register} a lot to run small snippets of VimScript instead of
      sourcing a file or putting them into functions. It rarely makes sense to
      execute such scripts for each line in a range.


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