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I'm using vertigo with evil in the following way:

(evil-define-motion vertigo-j (count)
  "Evil vertigo motion. Count has no effect."
  (vertigo--jump #'evil-next-line "Jump down: "))

...and I map it to j with:

(define-key evil-normal-state-map (kbd "j") #'vertigo-j)
(define-key evil-visual-state-map (kbd "j") #'vertigo-j)
(define-key evil-motion-state-map (kbd "j") #'vertigo-j)

It works well enough for normal motion, but when I try to delete some lines (with dj), something strange happens. I go from:

1  It was on ▊a dreary
2  night of November that I
3  beheld the accomplishment
4  of my toils.  With an
5  anxiety that almost
6  amounted to agony, I
7  collected the instruments...

(where is point), and, by pressing dj and f (delete down 4 lines), I get:

1  It was on ▊at almost
2  amounted to agony, I
3  collected the instruments...

What should have happened is that the whole of the first line was deleted, along with the whole of line 5:

1  ▊amounted to agony, I
2  collected the instruments...    

What is incorrect about my remapping, and how can I fix it to get the desired behaviour?

  • When defining a motion (evil-define-motion), Evil's info manual (section 5.1) shows that you can also set its type, e.g. type: line so that "the range is expanded to linewise positions" - if that's what you want (see also the 'block' type). I didn't test this, but I think that's what you're after. And if we're here, perhaps you also want to set :jump t. – VanLaser Jun 24 '16 at 10:35
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When defining a motion (evil-define-motion), Evil's info manual (section 5.1) shows that you can also set its type, e.g. type: line so that "the range is expanded to linewise positions".

This seems to work:

(evil-define-motion vertigo-j (count)
  :type line
  :jump t
  "Evil vertigo motion. Count has no effect."
    (vertigo-jump-down))

;; example mapping
(define-key evil-motion-state-map (kbd "g j") #'vertigo-j)

In my case, I couldn't even use vertigo--jump (?), so I simply relied on the example provided by the plugin author.

Now, something like dgjaa will delete entire lines. Using vgjaad will not delete entire lines though - but this is OK, since with visual mode, the user controls the type of selection (so, you can use Vgjaad instead).

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    You have to (require 'vertigo) to get vertigo--jump, as it's not autoloaded. – digitalis_ Jun 24 '16 at 18:24
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    However, your answer fixes the problem perfectly! – digitalis_ Jun 24 '16 at 18:31
  • Glad it worked - I edited it a little to add the bit of useful info from the original comment. – VanLaser Jun 24 '16 at 19:02

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