Wednesday, May 25, 2011

tComment

Another nice thing in IDE's is auto-commenting and uncommenting text. It's surprisingly complicated when you consider that most languages have both line-style (//) and block-style (/* */) comments, and the particular characters used differ from language to language. So there's no one-liner to robustly comment things in Vim.

I just got tComment, though, and I like it. I've learned a couple things:
- installing vim plugins is often as easy as downloading a .vba file, opening it in vim, and typing ":so %".
- you can't remap the slash key. I'd like it to be the same as Eclipse, so ctrl-/ (or command-/ on mac) would toggle comments. But I don't think that can be done. (do correct me if I'm wrong.)

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