I am trying to do something like this, from a function:
nmap <F5> :!python %
Pressing F5 in this case causes the command
:!python % to be left in the command line. This is preferred for me, because occasionally I may want to add extra command arguments or stuff to the end of the command.
However, I'm not sure how to create this behavior from a vim function. The
execute() function simply executes the command directly, with no chance of editing, while the
normal command doesn't seem to work.
nmap <F5> :call MyDebugFunction()<cr> function! MyDebugFunction() " This just executes right away with no chance of editing execute("python %") " Neither of these work normal! :!python % execute "normal! :!python%" endfunction