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LinuxNewbie.org: Introduction to Programming in C/C++ with Vim

Jul 01, 2000, 14:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kmj)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"Vi has been one of the most, if not the most, popular editing tools for programmers since Bill Joy first created it."

"Over the years it has evolved, and the current version of vim has many capabilities which make a programmer's life easy. Listed below is a brief description of some tools which have made so many programmers loyal to vi and vim. The purpose of this document is to inform linux newbies of, and introduce them to these tools, not necessarily to be the definitive source of information on them. In most cases, interested readers should check the noted "extra information" sources."

"Ctags is a program that comes with vim. Basically, it's purpose is to help a programmer get to various parts of his program with relative ease. ... Vi has various methods of implementing auto-indenting. The best for C and C++ programmers is, obviously, cindent mode. This is a very versatile tool which gives the programmer much control over the look and feel of his source code, without any effort... Programmers who are used to integrated development environments know the beauty of syntax highlighting. ... Vim has syntax highlighting for a number of languages, including C and C++ of course."

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