> Milan Vancura wrote:
> > thank you for the answer.
> > > The main reason is Vi compatibility.
> > So what about an option changing this behaviour (causing all movements throwing
> > an error if they can't be done) and add that option to be a part of what
> > 'compatible' sets?
> > > The reasoning is that if the cursor doesn't move at all for a movement
> > > command then it's an error. If it can move less than intended then this
> > > is not handled like an error. It's common to do 999l to go as far right
> > > as possible.
> > As I mentioned above: I think the right behaviour is that '999l' ends with an
> > error if there are less than 999 chars to the right and users should use '$'
> > for reaching the end of line.
> > > Note that there are a few exceptions, again for Vi compatibility.
> > Sure, I understand. I will not fight if you say strict 'no' to my idea.
> In my opinion there are too many options already. I don't like
> confusing the user with yet another way to change behavior in mysterious
BTW, we already have an option for a linewise version of this problem.
Respectively a flag in the option: :h cpo--
So what we only need is a characterwise version of this flag and to turn both
of them on by default in vim (or after :set nocompatible).
I found nothing mysterious about using '$' to reach the end of line instead of
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