In Evil, Ctrl-o is not working like in Vim

Ed Kostas edu500ac at
Fri Jun 6 13:59:28 CEST 2014

Ed Kostas <edu500ac <at>> writes:

> When I press Ctrl-o in insert state, then press :w, Evil remains in normal
> state after executing the colon command.  
> When I press Ctrl-o in Vim, then the :w command, the command is 
> executed and Vim returns to the insert state.
> In other words, in Vim, Ctrl-o executes one command and remains
> in insert state. In Evil, it remains in Normal state after executing the 
> command.  
> It would be fine if Ctrl-o had exactly the same behaviour in Evil and
> in Vim. Is there any reason for this not being so?

By the way, I found a patch on a merge request for Evil
 (Commit: #9c2cd49 Parent: #8a9aeae) that seems to be 
addressing the problem. I applied the foresail patch, 
but it did not solve the problem of colon commands.

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