Actually, as I discovered after posting, it's a lot easier to write a Compile() function that you get to control (like adding -Ilib) than depending on vim's make. So, I took that out. Plus, I found a few things better than BufNewFile and BufRead.
This is how my .exrc snippet looks now:
autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead *.p? so ~/.vim/perltest.vim
autocmd BufEnter *.p? colors peachpuff
autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead *.t so ~/.vim/perltest.vim
autocmd BufEnter *.t colors blue
And, I make a few changes to my perltest.vim
" perltest.vim - test driven development for Perl with vim
" ,t -- Run tests
" ,w -- Set current file as test file. Only this test will run.
" ,W -- Unset current test file. All tests will run.
" Updates at http://perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=434793
function! Prove ( verbose )
if ! exists("g:testfile")
let g:testfile = "t/"
if g:testfile == "t/" || g:testfile =~ "\.t$"
echo system("prove -vl " . g:testfile . " 2>&1 | tee " . &
echo system("prove -l " . g:testfile . " 2>&1 | tee " . &e
call Compile ()
function! Compile ()
if ! exists("g:compilefile")
let g:compilefile = expand("%")
execute "!perl -wc -Ilib " . g:compilefile
nmap ,t :call Prove (0)<cr>
nmap ,T :call Prove (1)<cr>
nmap ,v :call Compile ()<cr>
nmap ,w :let g:testfile = expand("%")<cr>:echo "testfile is now" g:t
nmap ,W :unlet g:testfile<cr>:echo "testfile undefined; will run all t
" based on compiler/perl.vim by Christian J. Robinson <infynity@onewes
" added formats for test failures
\%-G%.%#had\ compilation\ errors.,
\%+Anot\ ok\%.%#-\ %m,
\%C%.%#\(%f\ at\ line\ %l\),
\%m\ at\ %f\ line\ %l.,
\%+A%.%#\ at\ %f\ line\ %l\\,%.%#,
" FIXME make this more local. Needed for redirection syntax which isn'
+t csh compatible
" Just more convenient when shelling out a lot.
The main changes are:
- Addition of ,T allowing for make test TEST_VERBOSE=1
- Addition of ,v allowing for compile of .t files. This entailed creating Compile()
- Addition of -l flag to prove, keeping the vim editor in the same directory as the tags file.
I'm still figuring out the various parameters. Heck, I've learned more about the vim settings in the last hour than I had in the 10+ years I've been using vi-based editors! :-)
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