[implementations-list] Re: Vimpulse update

Alessandro Piras laynor at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 03:08:50 CEST 2009

Uploaded the changes.
they are mostly resumed in the history in the .el file.
And.. yeah, we can match parens happily in normal mode now.

2009/6/17 Alessandro Piras <laynor at gmail.com>:
> Little update to VImpulse.
> I'm happy to announce we have a visual mode that (almost) doesn't suck.
> works like vim in normal visual mode: the character under the cursor when
> you hit "v" is always selected, and so is the character under the cursor
> when you move.
> works like vim in linewise mode: the line you're on is selected, the cursor
> movement is not restricted to the beginning of the line.
> As a consequence "0v$" now selects the whole line, not just the characters
> up to the second last in the line, and "ggVG" selects everything, not the
> text up to the second last line.
> In other words, it doesn't suck.
> I'm going to upload the stuff on emacs wiki when I discover how to.
> There are 2 things that still bother me (i guess more than 2, but only those
> come to mind now):
> A) the parens matching highlight sucks big time. example:
>              if (giancane(cancane(giangiovanni(x), gioacchino(y)),
> gianny(x)))
> I'd like to hit $ and see if the parens match (in normal mode). But stupid
> emacs higlights instead the second last paren. going forward one chare _is
> not_ an option, as I would have to hit some stupid arrow key because viper
> constrains the movement (and vim too).
> So this is the next thing I'm going to look at.
> B) Before talking about the annoyance, I must say thanks to the visual block
> mode developers, from what I read in the comments, cppjavaperl and Frank
> Fisher maybe.
> It works great, and it's very usable as is. But it suffers of the same
> suckage of the old visual mode:the cursor must be placed 1 column forward of
> what you would expect. This leads to the same kind of suckage of the paren
> matching: if you want to block select from column n to column m, and m
> happens to be the last column in some line, you're forced to touch the arrow
> keys. As I know nothing about how the block mode is implemented, this will
> take some more time. I'll ask for information if needed.
> Cheers,
> Alessandro

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