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I am writing a vim plugin that at one point define a buffer only mapping :

function! s:DoStuff()
    tabnew

    " ...

    nnoremap <buffer> q :tabclose<CR>
endfunction

call s:DoStuff()

Then I call my file for testing with :

vim -u plugin.vim

But when in my newly created tab and I hit q I get :

:tabclose<CR>

Instead of inserting tabclose and actually closing the tab. When I hit enter to excute the command I get an error :

A result enter image description here

Do you have an idea ?

I am on OS X with tmux and MacVim 7.4.383.

Thanks,

  • Try $ vim -N -u plugin.vim. – romainl Jun 22 '15 at 13:08
  • What is the output of :set cpoptions? when that happens? – lcd047 Jun 22 '15 at 13:53
  • @lcd047 : cpoptions=aABceFs – nobe4 Jun 22 '15 at 14:58
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Ok so I found the solution :

I need to be in nocompatible mode to execute the mapping.

So I can add the set nocompatible at the first line of my plugin (but I think it's not a good way to do). Or I can start vim with the -N flag that set nocompatible at vim startup. (thanks @romainl)

Looking at the documentation, I saw that nnoremap was not in Vi.

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    You need to set nocompatible to do just about anything interesting with Vim anyway. – lcd047 Jun 22 '15 at 15:10
  • Or just create a ~/.vimrc. – romainl Jun 22 '15 at 20:31
  • This is why many scripts save the options (let saved_opts = &cpopts), restore cpopts with set cpopts&vim, and reset them at the end (let &cpopts = saved_opts)... See :help use-cpo-save – Martin Tournoij Jun 23 '15 at 10:10
  • Interesting :) but in my case I wasn't using any vimrc, only the plug-in file so the -N was more convenient – nobe4 Jun 23 '15 at 10:15

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