[metaleks]: how do I install a .vim plugin (python.vim)? I’ve placed it in ~/.vim/plugin and in /usr/share/vim/vim72/plugin/, but nothing seems to be working.
[Araxia]: hey, naquad. i wrote an auto tag completion function last night, if you’re interested in having a look. not super pretty, but functional: http://pastey.net/132688
[naquad]: Araxia: hi!
[skrite]: do tabs in vim 7 eliminate the need of buffers? why use buffers (like with mini buff explorer) instead of tabs?
[arm]: metaleks: I think it should be in ftplugin…
[tpope]: python.vim does NOT sound like a plugin
it might be an ftplugin, might be a syntax file, might be an indenting algorithm
* spiiph bets there were installation instructions there somewhere.
[spiiph]: skrite, no
[vimgor]: Tabs are not buffers, don’t try to force them to act like buffers. Consider tabs like viewports, layouts, or workspaces. Trying to setup 1 tab == 1 buffer is an exercise in futility. Do ‘:set hidden’ and get started. Get FuzzyFinder, LustyExplorer or BufExplorer to make getting around your buffers easier. See http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Tabs
for more info.
[tpope]: I’m pretty sure the installation instructions read “head to irc and ask a question that makes you look like you don’t know what you’re talking about”
[metaleks]: there were no instructions in the .vim file
nor could I find any after a good while of searching
[naquad]: Araxia: cool. i didn’t understand even a half, but tested and it works pretty nice, thank you
[metaleks]: sorry if it seems like a newb question
I will try ftplugin, thanks
[spiiph]: metaleks, well, where did you find the file in the first place?
[arm]: is it just me, or noobs that read the smartQuestions.html keep asking FAQ shit but now saying they have not found anything when they supposedly did search for stuff in the docs
[metaleks]: spiiph, the main vimscripts site
arm, I assure you that I never resort to IRC unless I’ve spent a good while searching for the solution myself
[qz]: any ideas how to find out which plugin tries to “indent” my code when i press enter?
[arm]: metaleks: if you are desperate to get it working, try :source
[tpope]: metaleks: this one? http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=790
metaleks: the one that clearly says “Place python.vim file in ~/.vim/syntax/ folder.”
[Araxia]: naquad: one limitation is that it will only complete a tag that was started on the same line. a lot of the script is just using normal mode commands. if you have any questions, i’d be happy to explain.
[spiiph]: Bah, tpope beat me to it.
[metaleks]: tpope, yes, that’s the one, and yes I tried the instructions there
[tpope]: metaleks: then why’d you come in babbling about sticking it in .vim/plugin?
[metaleks]: arm, thanks for that tip, that’s one more thing I will try before coming here next time
[naquad]: Araxia: i’m learning to work with vim manual, trying to find out everything myself
[metaleks]: tpope, I was just listing stuff I tried
[Araxia]: naquad: that’s definitely the way to do it.
[tpope]: metaleks: you never once mentioned you tried following the actual instructions
[metaleks]: tpope, because that’s obvious that you would right?
[tpope]: hey guys I keep shoving cucumbers up my butt but I’m still hungry
[metaleks]: no need to be hostile
[tpope]: jesus fucking christ what is wrong with you?
[darkfuneral]: is there a way i can set a colorscheme but only or a certain plugin? i’m using vimoutliner and i only want to change it’s colorscheme for hilighting, not the entire colorscheme of vim
[tpope]: yes, when you come in playing the part of the village idiot, you do need to explain that you tried following instructions
[tpope]: darkfuneral: no. but you can create a super duper colorscheme that highlights different files different ways
[metaleks]: I’m sorry I didn’t list the 3000 different things i tried, honestly good sir, your hostility is unwarranted
[darkfuneral]: tpope: ok how
[tpope]: darkfuneral: colorschemes define very specific groups (“rubyInteger”) that link to more generic groups (“Number”). simply highlight the more specific groups instead