:so should take a range ?

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Marc Chantreux

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Dec 31, 2021, 3:48:28 AM12/31/21
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hello people,

Years ago, i wrote a [range]Source so you can type some viml in your
current buffer and run it. This is useful in many situations (for
exemple cd to a directory refered in a log).

https://github.com/eiro/rcfiles/blob/master/vim/vimfiles/plugin/source_range.vim

I made a demo of this to some colleagues and someone asked why isn't it
a core feature. I have to admit i never thought about that but it makes
sense:

* doesn't conflict with another feature
* sourcing viml is obviously already implemented so i imagine adding a
range shouldn't be that hard

maybe none got the idea to ask so i do now :)

happy new year everyone.

regards
marc

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Hello,

Builtin :source adds file into the scripts list (cf. :scriptnames) and assigns script id (aka SID) which is essential for s: scope support. It won't be easy to reuse this SID by "a ranged source". And bringing "an incomplete feature" into the core could be too much confusing.

BTW. Using getline()+execute() or simply yanking and then executing a register with :@0 looks nicer, imo, then storing data into temporary file.

Regards,
Matvey

Marc Chantreux

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Jan 2, 2022, 9:53:56 AMJan 2
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hello,

> Builtin :source adds file into the scripts list (cf. :scriptnames) and
> assigns script id (aka SID) which is essential for s: scope support. It
> won't be easy to reuse this SID by "a ranged source". And bringing "an
> incomplete feature" into the core could be too much confusing.

thanks for this answer. totally agreed!

> BTW. Using getline()+execute() or simply yanking and then executing a
> register with :@0 looks nicer, imo, then storing data into temporary file.

wow... i wasn't aware of :@ and 99% of the usage of this macro can be
solved by one of those: Y:@0<cr> or yap:@0<cr>.

i deprecate So and probably will remove it. thanks a lot.

marc
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