Re: Red cursor with text deletion below ...

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 18:47:57 CEST

> >> At the time I thought the cursor was also going to be changed from
> >> Verticle to Horizontal just under the letter (or a block, like a
> >> single letter being selected)
> >
> >
> > I like this idea; very vi.


> > It also avoids the "will it take out the letter to the left or to the
> > right" kind of problems when entering BiDi.

> Coincidentally, this is how it was done back in the old-skool days of
> DOS and that sort of thing. Underscore for regular (insert mode), thick
> underscore or block for overwrite, if I recall correctly.

And yes. Nothing coincidental about it I was deliberately describing the
behaviour of gvim. sometimes the old ways are the best ways, no
innovation required only a little insight.

- Alan
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