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

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Package: vim
Version: 6.0.093-2
Severity: normal

Start with some text such as

    This is a very long line
    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
    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.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux rose 2.4.17-rc1 #1 Mon Dec 17 02:16:59 EST 2001 i686

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  dpkg                      1.9.18         Package maintenance system for Deb
ii  libc6                     2.2.4-7        GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgpmg1                  1.19.6-5       General Purpose Mouse Library [lib
ii  libncurses5               5.2.20010318-3 Shared libraries for terminal hand

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: Bram Moolenaar <Bram@moolenaar.net>
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Subject: Re: [vim bug] in visual block mode, "A" (append) does not work as advertised
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On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 02:37:03PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> See below ":he v_b_A":

Thanks, I'm closing the bug then.

Still, I think section 10.5 of the on-line help is a bit misleading on
this subject since you first says "If the block spans short lines that
do not extend into the block, the text is not inserted in that line."
for "I" and then "The "A" command works the same way, except that it
appends after the right side of the block."

Maybe you can add a link to v_b_A there, don't know ...

Thanks again,

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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