Opening a new line in evil-mode

Dima Gorbik dmitry at
Mon Jun 2 08:01:46 CEST 2014

Hello all,

Please take a look at the following piece of code:

(goto-char (point-max))
(insert "\n”)

In normal state of evil-mode goto-char moves the cursor to the end of line visually, but it points before the last symbol, not after. Although the example above works just fine — it works as if the cursor is pointing after the last symbol so the last symbol is not carried to the next line which is a correct behavior. I wonder how evil determines that it needs to insert after the last symbol, not before.

The reason I ask about this is because I am trying to understand why hitting enter in haskell-mode repl in normal state in evil-mode puts the last symbol of the current line on the next line. It looks like (insert "\n") is invoked in a callback and evil doesn't know that it needs to maintain the compatibility.


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