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Re^3: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts

by electrosphere (Beadle)
on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:42 UTC ( #818176=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: VIM syntax highlighting in test scripts
in thread Editing features for advanced users

On Debian Lenny, it appears that modeline is off by default in vim. You can put the following in your local .vimrc to enable:

set syntax=on set modeline set modelines=2
modelines=2 appears to be the number of lines from the top of file to scan for modelines. Then put this on the 2nd line of your source:
# vim: syntax=perl
You can manually set the syntax scheme in the vim session with
:set syntax=perl
Links for more info:
  • http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Modeline_magic
  • http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/options.html#%27modeline%27

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[1nickt]: Yaerox probably best to whip up an SSCCE demonstrating the failure in what you have now and post to SoPW as a question.
[Corion]: Yaerox: That's a somewhat hard problem. Encode solves the conversion part, but for guessing what encoding a file is in, that's the hard part
[Corion]: Yaerox: There is Encode::Guess, but that needs a limited set of inputs, and it also cannot handle multiple single-byte encodings
[Corion]: If you have a BOM, that's a really easy way to recognize UTF-8. Otherwise, you can try to decode a file from UTF-8, and if that works OK and doesn't crash, most likely the file was valid UTF-8
[Corion]: But as "ansi" (Latin-1?) is a single-byte encoding, any file is a valid ANSI file

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