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Re: Fixing rectangle operations

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: Fixing rectangle operations
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:28:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> "Herbert Euler" <address@hidden> writes:
>> The point is before 'long' in the first line. Vim documents
>> that if one want to insert 'very ' before these two 'long's,
>> it will ignore the short line. Hence the result is:
>>     This is a very long line
>>     short
>>     Any other very long line
> I dunno, vim's behavior seems kind of bizarre to me.
> Treating all lines as implicitly "blank extended" in rectangle
> operations seems much more natural (and _not_ doing so likely to cause a
> lot of user confusion).

I agree.  I can see the problem with Emacs doing what it does, but
that feels more natural.  At least in the situations I use C-x r t I
have never seen this as a problem.

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