The coolest thing since sliced bread

I’m just starting to learn about vim plug-ins. After studying some of these
vim scripts I ran across in-line perl, python and this strange language
Ruby. I asked on the vim@vim.org list which of those languages I should
learn (I only have so many neurons) and almost %100 of the responses were in
glowing favor of Ruby. So now I’m learning Ruby and I have already made it
my mistress (I’m still married to C++, the old ball and chain).

I know there is much work being done in the Vim community to make Vim more
IDE like. To answer your question properly I would need to do some research
but work keeps we much too busy for that. I can however give you some
leads:

http://www.vim.org/scripts.php <— repository of vim scripts
http://www.vim.org/script.php?script_id=501 <— ex. beta of some ruby code
that does auto method/member completion
:help ruby <— vim command to give
instructions on how vim interfaces with ruby

Hope that helps,
-Mike Garrriss

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-----Original Message-----
From: Curt Hibbs [mailto:curt@hibbs.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:57 AM
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: The coolest thing since sliced bread

Garriss, Michael wrote:

I would be nice to be able to “plug-in” the existing vim
into FreeRIDE.
Many of the features you mentioned have already been
implemented as vim
plug-ins (some written in RUBY!) and are not the execlusive
advatanages of
IDE’s over “editors”. I’ve handled CVS from vim for a long time.

If its not too much to ask, can you tell me what features have been
implemented in Ruby for Vim? If its something we want for FreeRIDE and
source code is available in Ruby, I’m all for “borrowing” instead of
"building".

Thanks,
Curt

Garriss, Michael wrote:

I’m just starting to learn about vim plug-ins. After studying
some of these
vim scripts I ran across in-line perl, python and this strange language
Ruby. I asked on the vim@vim.org list which of those languages I should
learn (I only have so many neurons) and almost %100 of the
responses were in
glowing favor of Ruby. So now I’m learning Ruby and I have
already made it
my mistress (I’m still married to C++, the old ball and chain).

I know there is much work being done in the Vim community to make Vim more
IDE like. To answer your question properly I would need to do
some research
but work keeps we much too busy for that. I can however give you some
leads:

http://www.vim.org/scripts.php <— repository of
vim scripts
http://www.vim.org/script.php?script_id=501 <— ex. beta of
some ruby code
that does auto method/member completion
:help ruby <— vim command to give
instructions on how vim interfaces with ruby

Hope that helps,
-Mike Garrriss

Its gratifying to hear that the responses you got were nearly unanimously in
favor of Ruby!

Thanks for the leads, I will check it out as soon as I find a few spare
neurons… :slight_smile:

Curt

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-----Original Message-----
From: Curt Hibbs [mailto:curt@hibbs.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:57 AM
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: The coolest thing since sliced bread

Garriss, Michael wrote:

I would be nice to be able to “plug-in” the existing vim
into FreeRIDE.
Many of the features you mentioned have already been
implemented as vim
plug-ins (some written in RUBY!) and are not the execlusive
advatanages of
IDE’s over “editors”. I’ve handled CVS from vim for a long time.

If its not too much to ask, can you tell me what features have been
implemented in Ruby for Vim? If its something we want for FreeRIDE and
source code is available in Ruby, I’m all for “borrowing” instead of
"building".

Thanks,
Curt