cscope like source code navigation for python code

Tim Harig usernet at
Sun Aug 8 14:15:29 CEST 2010

On 2010-08-08, Gelonida <gelonida at> wrote:
> On 08/08/2010 01:42 AM, Tim Harig wrote:
>> On 2010-08-07, Gelonida <gelonida at> wrote:
>>> I'm using g?vim and its c-scope plugin for browsing C-code.
>>> What would be a good way of navigating larger python projects with vim?
>> ctags:
> I prefereed vim/cscope for navigation, but  guess after some learning
> with vim/ctags I should get along quite well.

It takes a little getting used to because it isn't as intuative as cscope's
visual navigation; but, it is quite efficient once you have internalized
it.  It also has a portability advantage.  ctags works with all versions of
vi so you are not just limited to vim.  Excuberant ctags works with most
langauges that you are likely to be working in and many tools are available
that produce ctags files for other languages.

> My biggest problem with is, that ctrl-] doesn't ask you to which tag to
> jump in case multiple options exist.

It usually jumps to the most relavant tag.  If necessary, you can specify
exactly which tag you need with ":tag".

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