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created 2004 · complexity basic · author zzapper · version 5.7
There never seem to be enough spare keys for maps.
It's possible however to preload Vim's registers in vimrc with your frequent commands, for example:
let @m=":'a,'bs/" let @s=":%!sort -u"
Here's a twisted one
The command is executed by doing a
You can overwrite them of course when doing a recording or a plain yank; I prefer to leave registers a-q for yanks or recordings and preload the others.
> Never seems to be enough keys to map
Why not use prefix and/or virtual keys like gnu-emacs? Then refer to it by the virtual name.
Also I think Gvim supports 5 Xmodifiers as in gnu-emacs, (C-M-S-H-s-A-<key>) = (2^6 * 40) 2500 should be enough?
All your mappings go into ,<key> (personally I like named keys) and in emacs, I can invoke by name with completions, if I forget the mapping.
I already have 96 maps many with two character combinations using , and <Leader>.Preloading registers is just a possible alternative, and maybe avoids some of the syntaxical restrictions of maps,as they contain command sequences just as you would type them ie a recording'.