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Pro Vim by Mark McDonnell

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CHAPTER 14

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Lists

There are two types of lists in Vim: a “change list” and a “jump list.” They both work in fundamentally similar ways but offer subtly different solutions. The former allows us to move our cursor back and forth between a set of edits we’ve made to a buffer, whereas the latter allows us to move our cursor back and forth between a set of cursor jump points across multiple buffers.

What I’m about to confess might seem strange, but I’m going to say it anyway: I personally don’t find the change list to be a very useful feature in my day-to-day workflow, and I’ve actually never seen anyone else present a good example of its use case ...

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