place.vim : Enter characters without moving
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place.vim allows you to add insertions to your text without moving your cursor.
If you suffer from the following problems, this plugin might be for you:
- Forgotten to add a ';' at the end of a line.
- Forgotten var, let, $ or any other variant at the beginning of a line.
- Wanted to insert some text without having to enter insert mode, move to the place, leave insert mode, and go back
Add a mapping of your choice to get place.vim working for you.
nmap ga <Plug>(place-insert)
(Examples are using `ga` as the prefix key but it can be anything you want)
place.vim works in the 'vim' way. Here are a few examples of what it does
`|` denotes cursor position
$thi|s->doSomeStuff = 5
$this->doSomeStuff = 5;
It also supports multiple line motions
A more complex motion (t)
T|his is Y sentence
This is MY sentence
> I want to enter 'var' or 'let' like you said I could in the README!
Sure thing, there's a separate mapping `<Plug>(place-insert-multiple)` to map to.
Read the docs.
Either that or you can enable it globally:
`let g:place_single_character_mode = 0`
Now, when you finish your motion, an input box will appear with what you want to insert.
This is turned off by default because I imagine the majority of people want to insert small things like $ or ;.
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- Remove default mapping of ga and expose <Plug> mapping instead
- Expose <Plug> mapping to insert multiple characters
- Blink on insertion for visual feedback
- Add support for the following motions:
- Make plugin repeatable with . command if repeat.vim is installed
- Don't jump the cursor on undo of insertion made by place.vim