Thu Nov 9 22:10:28 CET 2006
"Tim Chase" <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1987.1163096064.11739.python-list at python.org...
>> I am just getting into python and am trying to learn how to use the
>> python.vim script. I really like the fact that it autoindents for me
>> while inserting defs etc, but how do I move my cursor to back to outer
>> block (say at the end of a def) to continue with writing next def while
>> still in insert mode? Right now I have to get out of insert mode to do
>> this....very annoying!
> If I understand what you're wanting, it sounds like you want an exdent
> sort of command.
> Vim provides two variants within insert mode:
> 1) just plain control+D will exdent one 'shiftwidth'
> 2) typing a zero followed by a control+D will exdent you to the far left
> You can read more in the help at
> :help i_CTRL-D
> :help i_0_CTRL-D
> :help i_^_CTRL-D
> (that last variant is more helpful for C/C++ coding than for Python, but
> it's nice to know it's there)
> For future reference regarding vim related questions, I highly recommend
> the vim mailing list, which you can find at www.vim.org which is almost
> pure content (very high S/N ratio) and gives the python ML a run for its
> money in terms of fast & accurate responses.
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