Folding in vim
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Sun Jul 3 05:35:52 CEST 2005
My general attitude towards IDEs and editors has been
extremely conservative, but today I decided to see what
this "folding" business was all about.
I see that vim (and gvim, which is what I actually use)
has this feature, and it is fairly nice, but at present it's
very manual --- and frankly it's hard for me to see the
point if I have to manually mark folds every time I start
I tried to load a couple of different scripts to
automatically fold Python code in vim, but none of them
seems to do a good job.
The obvious thing (to me) would be for functions and
classes to be folded at the top level, with each method
folded inside the class folds. But I can't seem to figure
out how to make that happen (other than manually,
I mean). Actually, I usually want to fold the comment
block at the top with the license disclaimer and module
documentation, too, but I can do that manually.
python_fold.vim by Jorrit Wiersma
AutoFold.vim by Dave Vehrs
Does anybody have a better suggestion (or perhaps can
tell me how to make one of these do what I'm wanting)?
I'm assuming that I can set these by using the
Tools -> Folding -> Fold Method -> Syntax
(or Expression for python_fold)
but it doesn't seem to work. python_fold seems to just
collapse methods (but not the whole classes they are in),
and I can't seem to make AutoFold do anything at all, so
I must be using it wrong.
Terry Hancock ( hancock at anansispaceworks.com )
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.anansispaceworks.com
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