I am using gvim 7.4 on Windows (32 bit) and using the wc word-counting macro
:WC by jcline. When I manually set a range and run the macro, e.g.,
:'a,.WC<CR>, I get the expected
counted XXX words output.
:WC produces this using
echo "counted " . wc_count . " words" . stop.
Problem: when I select text in visual mode and then run the macro with, e.g.,
vap:WC<CR> (command line
'<,'>WC), the "
counted" output flickers for a moment and then disappears at the same time the visual highlighting disappears from the window. Usually it is too fast for me to read the word count.
Question: Is there any way to leave the
echo output visible when existing visual mode so that I can use visual mode to select the text input to