How to reproduce this mapping:
nnoremap <Leader>a :DoSomething <C-r>=do_something_arguments()<CR>
..in a function?
The desired effect is to open command-line mode with some text filled in, and leave it at that.
:normal only works on "complete commands", same seems to be also true for
Reasoning behind this is to define an operator (using vim-operator-user) that would prepopulate a command:
call operator#user#define('conf-entry', 'Op_command_conf_entry') function! Op_command_conf_entry(motion_wiseness) normal! `[yv`] let l:conf_path = '~/.vim/conf/_' . @" . '/' exec ':EditCreating ' . l:conf_path endfunction nmap _c <Plug>(operator-conf-entry)
exec line executes immediately, which is the behavior I want to change.
What I'm probably looking for is the command-line-mode equivalent to
:startinsert, something like
The alternative solution is to use
input() which can offer both prepopulating as well as enabling completion. However this is not exactly command-line-mode.