Excellent article! While I do or have tried many of the things you suggest, there were a few nuggets in there I'm looking forward to trying out (perldoc plugin, perl syntax compiler).
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Another plugin to look into is called Project , and allows you to define a hierarchy of files used in a project, macros specific to that project (including alternate highlighting schemes, etc.), and performing actions on groups of files. I've found it invaluable in a variety of coding projects.