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autoproto.vim : Auto display function parameter in preview

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created by
Jochen Baier
script type
The "autoproto" plugin displays the function parameter/prototypes
in the preview window if you type a left parenthesis behind a function name.
With this plugin it is not necessary to memorize large parameter lists.
You do not need to leave insert mode. Typing is almost not affected.
install details
* Drop autoproto.vim into your plugin directory.

* The script need a tag file to work:
   - for your project: ":!ctags -R ." (or use the gvim button)
   - for library functions:
     run: "ctags -R -f ~/.vim/systags --c-kinds=+p /usr/include /usr/local/include"
     put  "set tags+=~/.vim/systags" in your .vimrc file.

* Open some *.c file and write for example: "XCreateWindow ("
   (or "XCreateWindow(").
   If the tag exist it will be shown in the preview window.
   Note: only *.c files are supported ! The file must exist.  

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
autoproto.vim 0.06 2006-06-20 7.0 Jochen Baier * Support for functions not ending with new line (-> between of text)
autoproto.vim 0.05 2006-06-07 7.0 Jochen Baier *set noignorecase during tag search: big performance boost if tag do not exist
autoproto.vim 0.04 2006-06-01 7.0 Jochen Baier * Support for nested functions: Redisplay parent prototype if a function was used as a parameter.
* skip numbers
autoproto.vim 0.03 2006-05-23 6.0 Jochen Baier - Display found tag in the first line of the preview window.
- some fixes
autoproto.vim 0.02 2006-05-21 6.0 Jochen Baier upps... small bug
autoproto.vim 0.01 2006-05-21 6.0 Jochen Baier Initial upload
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