I am writing a macro a part of which is supposed to extract verse numbers from a string such as
11.1, standing for "verse one in canto eleven". I search
/11\.\zs. The cursor now is in the right place. Now if I have a one-digit verse number, I'd just select it by
v, then yank it
y. Fine. But that works only for the first nine verses of each canto, normally it the number I need to yank will be two digits, sometimes three digits long. Also fine,
ve, BUT, then it doesn't work with one-digit verse numbers, as that will go to the end of the NEXT WORD, producing a very different effect from what I had in mind. How would I catch both the cases with the same key-stroke sequence?
Probably I'd just include the dot into the to-be-yanked word, and then later get rid of it, as that seems to work, or is there a more elegant way of doing the same thing?