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Re: [Mingw-users] Internal compiler error with custom specs file




On 5/25/2017 1:34 PM, Keith Marshall wrote:
> On 25/05/17 16:35, John Brown wrote:
>> Unfortunately [these] spaces (before a LF character) are not visible
>> in vim.  Consider a file <LF><SPACE><LF>.  Vim will tell you that it
>> has 2 lines and 3 characters when you open it.  If you move the cursor
>> to the start of the 2nd line (where the space is), vim will not let
>> you move the cursor to the right,
> 
> Yes, it will, provided you switch it into insert mode; however...
> 
>> leading you (or maybe just me) to believe that nothing is there.
> 
> ...I do agree that they can be difficult to spot.  Mercurial's "diff"
> function, (with colour view enabled), makes them VERY visible; (maybe
> git offers some similar capability ... since I don't use it, I don't
> know).  It may be useful, in vim, to invoke:
> 
>   :%s,[<SPACE><TAB>]*$,,
> 

:set list

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1675688/make-vim-show-all-white-spaces-as-a-character

> (where <SPACE> and <TAB> represent the named characters), before you
> ultimately save any file.
> 
>> The space *is* there, above the cursor.  WordPad, Notepad++, emacs
>> and no doubt most other editors let you move to the right in that
>> situation.
> 
> AFAIK, each of those editors is non-modal in behaviour; when you move
> the cursor to the right, you are already in the equivalent of vim's
> insert mode.
> 

-- 
Earnie

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