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Rainbow Parenthesis : Highlight matching parens in a rainbow of colors

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created by
john gilmore
 
script type
syntax
 
description
This script highlights matching parenthesis with a rainbow of colors. This make it visually very obvious which matches what. Most useful for Lisp.
 
install details
I dropped it into my ~/.vim/plugin directory. This make it show up all the time UNLESS you have syntax highlighting active. (because it's cleared out by the act of loading syntax highlighting) SO you must add a line like

runtime plugin/RainbowParenthsis.vim

to the END of your ~/.vim/syntax/lisp.vim file (or the syntax file for whatever language you are using)
You may also source it directly with :so <filename>.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
RainbowParenthsis.vim 1.1 2005-03-12 6.0 john gilmore Now works nice(r) with more complex syntax highlighting (like c, for instance)
RainbowParenthsis.vim 1.0 2005-03-05 6.0 john gilmore Initial upload
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