sponsor Vim development Vim logo go to HTTPS page Vim Book Ad

DoTagStuff : Syntax Highlight based on tags

 script karma  Rating 5/5, Downloaded by 1130    Comments, bugs, improvements  Vim wiki

created by
Gary Holloway
script type
Extract information from a tags file (exuberant ctags), and generate syntax highlighting scripts for functions, globals, macros, etc.

Somewhat "raw" extraction from my working environment; i.e., not particularly generic; e.g., hard-coded color settings for the various types of tokens identified (functions, macros, etc.).  Easily changed, but by editing the c.vim included that is intended to go in your "after/syntax" vim directory.

*Not* very polished, but perhaps helpful.

For a sample of the results, see:  http://castandcrew.com/~gary/DoTagStuff/

NOTE: You *must* include the --fields option to ctags that includes "language of source file containing tag" (i.e., "--fields=l" ; I use --fields=+Kl).  It's needed so that  the language type of each tag is included in the tags file.  This is needed to properly form syntax groups (e.g., cStaticFunction or perlExternalFunction -- to get the "c" or "perl" parts).
install details
Unzip the bundle; it will expand into a HighlightTags directory; see README for more info.

rate this script Life Changing Helpful Unfulfilling 
script versions (upload new version)

Click on the package to download.

package script version date Vim version user release notes
HighlightTags.zip 1.2.2 2005-03-11 6.0 Gary Holloway Fixed typo in README; added note that samples are intended only for gui (i.e., only set guifg/guibg).
HighlightTags.zip 1.2 2005-03-10 6.0 Gary Holloway Added more debugging output (when run with -D).

Added note to README:  Must use --fields=l option to ctags to include the file language in the tag entries (needed for syntax names).
HighlightTags.zip 1.0 2005-03-07 6.0 Gary Holloway Initial upload
ip used for rating:

If you have questions or remarks about this site, visit the vimonline development pages. Please use this site responsibly.
Questions about Vim should go to the maillist. Help Bram help Uganda.
SourceForge.net Logo