Visual block mode doesn’t actually behave as expected in this case. For example if I want to select a column of words and add to them I can’t just select and then press
w to select each word separately and add to it (
A). This is possible however if the words are at the end of the line and I press the
$ which indicates that it is possible for block mode to ‘break’ out of block and actually conform to a selection.
|Bear cub |Dodecahedron dice |Table cloth |Jacksonville town **Expected Bear |cub Dodecahedron |dice Table |cloth Jacksonville |town **Actually, if cursor at first line Bear |cub Dodec|ahedron dice Table| cloth Jacks|onville town
I mean in which case would someone need to select the column words and select just until the end of the current word ? I just don’t see a reason why this is still in Neovim.
Is there a reason that I’m failing to see or is it just legacy “feature” ?