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matchparen++ : Improvement over standard matchparen plugin

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erik falor
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Improves over standard matchparen.vim plugin by echoing line containing matching bracket in the status line so you can quickly see which block is terminated by this paren.  Also scans for braces/parens which are off-screen.

If you write functions or blocks like this:
if (condition)
the plugin will echo the line "if (condition)" and not the lone "{".
By default, the plugin scans the line containing the opening brace and the two lines above that, looking for the statement that begins the block, be it a loop or function definition.  If you want more or less, set it in the variable g:MP_stmt_thresh.
install details
Copy file to $HOME/.vim/plugin or $HOME/vimfiles/plugin.  Since your local plugins directory is searched before the one in $VIM, it will disable loading of the standard matchparen.vim plugin.  If you install it somewhere else, the standard plugin could be found before this one and be loaded instead.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
matchparen++.vim 1.0.2 2008-04-10 7.0 erik falor DoMatchParen command re-loads this plugin instead of matchparen.vim.
Thanks to James Marshall for this idea.
matchparen++.vim 1.0.1 2008-03-19 7.0 erik falor Using timeout feature of searchpairpos() to avoid a long delay while
finding a matching paren.  Borrowed from Bram's patch #7.1.269.
Also accommodates Vim users who don't have the latest patches compiled.
matchparen++.vim 0.1.99 2007-11-05 7.0 erik falor Using Bram's matchparen.vim plugin from standard distribution as starting point for this version.  
Print line containing matching brace with echo instead of echomsg so as to not fill message history with non-message items.
Truncate matching brace line when it's gonna be too long - this avoids the dreaded "Press ENTER or type command to continue" message that would be so disruptive to workflow.
To do this, the plugin must take the &showcmd, &ruler and &laststatus options into consideration.  If you use a custom &rulerformat, you will want to set the global variable g:MP_rulerwidth to the width of your ruler.
The variable g:MP_stmt_thresh lets the user specify how far back the plugin may scan for a statement beginning a code block.
matchparen++.vim 0.1 2007-11-01 7.0 erik falor Initial upload
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