Bug#295639: marked as forwarded (Errors will trigger on each affected line, making range commands irritating)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #295639,
regarding Errors will trigger on each affected line, making range commands irritating
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Bram Moolenaar <Bram@moolenaar.net>.

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@bononia.it>
To: Bram Moolenaar <Bram@moolenaar.net>
Cc: 295639-forwarded@bugs.debian.org,
Subject: escaping from motion commands error messages
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Hi Bram,
  I'm forwarding to you a (whishlist) bug reported by a debian user
about the possibility to "escape" from errors generated by commans used
with motion. Full text of the report follows:


> Package: vim
> Version: 1:6.3-061+1
> Severity: normal
> If I have a mapping like so:
> map ,= 1G=G''
> and I call it on an unmodifiable buffer (eg, the "help" buffer) then I
> could be up for having to press Enter (to acknowledge the resulting
> error msg) over 6000 times (the help page I brought up was over 6000
> lines long) before I regain control of vim.  All keypresses seem to act
> as Enter, so one cannot cancel, close the buffer, or even exit vim.
> I would prefer to have some way of telling vim "dang, that was a
> mistake, abort it all" that only prompts for acknowledgement once :)

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