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An evolving .vimrc – VIM with Python

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I’ve switched almost completely to Python for my Master’s thesis. The question that comes up when you use Python is…what IDE to use? There seem to be a whole bunch of them but none of them worked for me, for one reason or another. So for now, I am using vim, and will explore different ways of customizing it for use with Python. For now here is a minimalist ~/.vimrc.

filetype off

set nu
filetype plugin indent on
syntax on
set modeline
set background=dark
autocmd FileType python set complete+=k~/.vim/syntax/python.vim isk+=.,(

map <buffer> <S-e> :w<CR>: !/usr/bin/env python % <CR>

I’ll explain and elaborate in due course of time.

For now, you might want to ignore the line containing autocmd (just put a # before it). Also, for starters ~/ refers to your home directory. And files beginning with a dot (.) are hidden by default so an “ls -l” won’t show them, but an “ls -aCF” will. So just use your favorite editor and copy paste the above text into a file called “.vimrc” which is placed in your home directory (~/.)

Written by Vivek

April 29, 2013 at 15:18

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