discrepancy between evil and vim in j motion at bottom of screen

Frank Fischer frank.fischer at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri Dec 9 08:28:51 CET 2011

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 05:10:08AM +0000, Jim Green wrote:
> Hi, Frank and list:
> this is a minor discrepancy, I just want to confirm if it intended.
> I hit L to get to bottom of window, then I press j. in vim, screen
> scrolls down just one line but evil recenters the bottom to the center
> of screen.
> Is this designed to be different from vim?

Well, it's by Emacs design. Evil is merely a set of key-bindings, but
scrolling, moving and so on are (more or less) the usual Emacs
functions, so scrolling like this is an Emacs feature. Have a look at
[1] for more information about scrolling.


[1] http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SmoothScrolling

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