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Re: vi command line editing

On Tue, Mar 24, 1998 at 07:38:27PM +0000, Andrew Main wrote:

> Thomas Koehler wrote:
> >> The versions of vi that I've seen map arrow keys in insert
> >> mode to "^[ka" and so on,
> >
> >Then you haven't seen vim yet (:-)
> Ah, but vim is not vi.  Not by a long way.

Right - but when you said "versions of vi", I thought of vi-clones :)

> >> which of course doesn't work with repeat counts.
> >
> >How should it work with repeat counts anyways? If you enter a number in
> >input mode, it is inserted as text...
> I meant a repeat count on the insert command.

Well, now it gets clear - right, repeated inserts don't work when moving
around with the cursor keys - even not with vim.

I don't know whether or not this should be considered a problem - cursor
keys aren't intended to be used in insertmode anyways ;-)

> -zefram


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