Stealing from Padre for Vim

I’m sure the Padre developers weren’t hoping to have their code absconded for those of us addicted to vim, but tsee’s recent blog post on refactoring with Padre’s lexical variable replace made me jealous—I want that for vim! So hack, hack, hack and voila:


This really is just leveraging the Padre code. At this point I actually use Padre::PPI but that has the downside of requiring Wx (which I personally like but it is quite a requirement). I only added a bit of code to make this into its own package and included some hints on vim scripting. The idea is to show how this could be abstracted into a standalone module then Padre, vim and any other reasonably powerful editor could use it. For now, I have packaged it as App::LexVarReplace with App::LexVarReplace::Vim pod. I would appreciate suggestions on the package layout and name, and any feedback from the Padre guys would be great. The git repository is available for your perusal. I must say that Padre seems very cool. I continue to check it out every once in a while, but I just can’t seem to give up vim, gnu screen and a good old xterm. The developers have really done a great job leveraging modern Perl tools. You should check it out! I am only publishing this on github for now. I would like to speak with tsee or one of the Padre developers before this makes it debut on CPAN, but I’m a bit short on time at the moment.


June 16, 2009 8:00PM



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