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patch 8.1.0037: cannot easily append lines to another buffer

Problem:    Cannot easily append lines to another buffer.
Solution:   Add appendbufline().
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brammool committed Jun 6, 2018
1 parent 891e1fd commit ca851593a660f08aba5c134f90c238d4a3e983e6
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  1. +15 −0 runtime/doc/eval.txt
  2. +157 −166 src/evalfunc.c
  3. +26 −1 src/testdir/test_bufline.vim
  4. +1 −1 src/testdir/test_edit.vim
  5. +2 −0 src/version.c
@@ -2560,6 +2560,21 @@ append({lnum}, {expr}) *append()*
0 for success. Example: >
:let failed = append(line('$'), "# THE END")
:let failed = append(0, ["Chapter 1", "the beginning"])
appendbufline({expr}, {lnum}, {text}) *appendbufline()*
Like |append()| but append the text in buffer {expr}.
For the use of {expr}, see |bufname()|.
{lnum} is used like with |append()|. Note that using |line()|
would use the current buffer, not the one appending to.
Use "$" to append at the end of the buffer.
On success 0 is returned, on failure 1 is returned.
If {expr} is not a valid buffer or {lnum} is not valid, an
error message is given. Example: >
:let failed = appendbufline(13, 0, "# THE START")
<
*argc()*
argc() The result is the number of files in the argument list of the
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