Python Vim Module - works

Tim Hammerquist tim at vegeta.ath.cx
Thu Nov 15 02:10:13 CET 2001


Andrei Kulakov <sill at optonline.net> graced us by uttering:
> I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but what's the purpose of this?

Andrei Kulakov <sill at optonline.net> graced us again by uttering:
> I just don't understand what is the
> purpose, i.e. what would be a useful application of this module?
> 
> I'm asking because I love vim and I used python vim module and if
> someone finds this thing useful, I might too..

I can't seem to say what I mean, so let the author speak for himself:

In correspondence, Tim Hammerquist <timmy at cpan.org> wrote:
> Jonathan Gardner <jgardn at alumni.washington.edu> wrote:
> > The main idea that drove me to this insanity was getting a way to edit 
> > files with vim and also to incorporate some kind of IDE with it. For 
> > instance, Wouldn't It Be Great If (TM): You could edit Python classes 
> > outside of the script, and see your changes immediately inserted into the 
> > file? WIBGI you could connect your debugger (which cannot run inside Vim) 
> > to Vim and have it highlight lines and show error messages? WIBGI you could 
> > actually CHOOSE which editor you used for all the day-to-day stuff? This is 
> > all the first step towards it.
> > 
> > All that I implemented at this point is the code to allow you to send 
> > messages to a vim session. In the future, I will implement some code to get 
> > the responses. And then maybe I'll be able to build an interface to allow 
> > you to work directly with buffers, etc...
> > 
> > Jonathan
> 
> WIBGI is one of major driving forces of software development (as opposed
> to a suit's request..."It would be great if you could...for me.
> Thanks.")
> 
> This will also allow Vim to offer the flexibility Emacs loves to claim,
> but without the monolithic size.  Yay!  =)
> 
> Tim Hammerquist
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