While Vim is my preferred editor of choice, I mostly only used the
text editor with a few plugins and never really delved into scripting
beyond editing my
After finding a few more useful Vim plugins that helped me out, I started searching for some plugins for Swift. I couldn’t find any beyond some syntax analysis and integration with SwiftLint via Syntastic, so I looked into writing my own plugin for building/testing Swift packages.
Vim script isn’t too difficult to use and it has helped decipher some
of the weird declarations in my
.vimrc. For example, I found out
why some variables start with
s:some_var_name; you can find out by doing
If you use Vim, I would seriously spend a day working on building a simple script since it helps explain a lot and can increase your Vim knowledge. Even if you’re not using Vim, I would look into how scriptable your text editor of choice is. For instance, Atom (or the fork VSCode) seems to be very scriptable as well.
I’ve started a swifty-vim plugin and it has made me appreciate how much further I can automate and simplify my workflow.