Bug#127300: marked as forwarded (vim: in visual block mode, "A" (append) does not work as advertised)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #127300,
regarding vim: in visual block mode, "A" (append) does not work as advertised
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) ken@digitas.harvard.edu.

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: ken@digitas.harvard.edu
Cc: Bram Moolenaar <bram@moolenaar.net>,
Subject: [vim bug] in visual block mode, "A" (append) does not work as advertised
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Hi Bram,
  I'm one of debian maintainers of vim. With this mail I'm forwarding to
you a bug reported by a user. Looking at the documentation he is right,
"A" should work as "I", but does not.


> Start with some text such as
>     This is a very long line
>     short
>     This is a very long line
> Suppose that I enter visual block mode with the selection extending
> from the first "l" to the second "g", then hit uppercase "A" for
> "append".  According to section 10.5 of the Vim user guide, the text I
> enter should be appended to the first and third lines, but not the
> second.  That is, the result should be
>     This is a very longXXX line
>     short
>     This is a very longXXX line
> rather than
>     This is a very longXXX line
>     short              XXX
>     This is a very longXXX line
> In fact, the result turns out to be the latter, not the former.

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