Scripting the Vim editor, Part 1: Variables, values, and expressions

Posted by bob on Apr 10, 2010 10:23 AM EDT
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Vimscript is a mechanism for reshaping and extending the Vim editor. Scripting allows you to create new tools, simplify common tasks, and even redesign and replace existing editor features. This article (the first in a series) introduces the fundamental components of the Vimscript programming language: values, variables, expressions, statements, functions, and commands. These features are demonstrated and explained through a series of simple examples.

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