I've read though a bunch of the vim-ruby posts in this group, and others, and still can't get my vim-ruby installation functioning properly. Here is what I've done: 1) Installed the latest vim-ruby from RubyForge Did an "ruby gem vim-ruby", ran the "vim-ruby-install.rb". Now, I have the necessary ruby'esque files in my VIM installation directory... ie: /usr/share/vim/vim63/syntax /usr/share/vim/vim63/ftplugin /usr/share/vim/vim63/ftdetect /usr/share/vim/vim63/compiler /usr/share/vim/vim63/indent I also confirmed that /usr/share/vim/vim63/filetype.vim has the proper line that identifies ruby files by the given extensions (*.rb, *.gem, *.ruby) 2) I then created a .vimrc file in my home directory, and added the following, as per the instructions on the vim-ruby page: set nocompatible syntax on filetype on filetype indent on filetype plugin on 3) Now, it doesn't work. When I vim a ruby file, it does have the proper colors, but when I hit "Tab", it inserts an actual Tab instead of 2 spaces, and things like autocompleting "IF's" doesn't work by doing the Shift+Enter combination. So, the colors are correct... but nothing else ! Any help would be greatly appreciated !
on 2005-12-19 21:03
on 2005-12-19 22:44
email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > /usr/share/vim/vim63/ftplugin > added the following, as per the instructions on the vim-ruby > page: > > set nocompatible > syntax on > filetype on > filetype indent on > filetype plugin on > > > 3) Now, it doesn't work. > when I hit "Tab", it inserts an actual Tab instead of > 2 spaces, The vim-ruby set of vim configuration files do not change the tabstop/softtabstop/shiftwidth/et al options. As it says at <http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?VimRubySupport>, these are inappropriate for a system-wide plugin, since they reflect user preferences. > and things like autocompleting "IF's" doesn't work > by doing the Shift+Enter combination. I attempted the "if"-statement completion at at the URL above. If it still won't work for you, you might have better luck at the vim-ruby ML at <http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/vim-ruby-devel/>. HTH, Tim H.
on 2005-12-19 22:44
email@example.com wrote: > When I vim a ruby file, it does have the proper colors, It depends on what colors you like. > but when I hit > "Tab", it inserts an actual Tab instead of 2 spaces, It seems to be a vim problem, but I don'have the vim NG in mind. Well, I do not do this everyday, you have to set expandtab :set expandtab :set shiftwidth=2 I'm not sure of the syntax.... This should be in vim configuration files probably in a ftplugin directory, this is very complicated but I think that the files like .vimre .vim in your home directory are taken in account before the others but I do not remember who overrides who. But I'm sure it is something like that, in doubt hit the F1 key.
on 2005-12-20 00:09
Tim and Harpo... thank you ! I didn't realize that this vim-ruby package didn't take care of these tihngs... even though I'd think that all Ruby users would want a 2 space indent... no ? Also, thanks for pointing out that mailing list... didn't realize it existed. Thanks again !!