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vim-snippets : snippets for a variety of vim plugins

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Honza Pokorny
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Snipmate & UltiSnip Snippets

This repository contains snippets files for various programming languages.

It is community-maintained and many people have contributed snippet files and
other improvements already.


    snippets/*: snippets using snipmate format
    UltiSnips/*: snippets using UltiSnips format

Snippet engines

There are different forks of snippet engines which allow the user to insert
sippets by typing the name of a snippet hitting the expansion mapping.

    garbas/vim-snipmate [4]:
      VimL, snipmate-snippets, engine sometimes behaves strange, supports
      rewriting snippets on the fly (eg adding a second version with folding

    MarcWeber/UltiSnips [6]:
      python, snipmate-snippets and UltiSnips-snippets

    SirVer/ultisnips [7]:
      python, UltiSnips-snippets

    github.com/Shougo/neosnippet [5]:
      viml, has a compatible mode allowing to reuse most snipmate snippets ?

      totally different syntax, does not read snippets contained in this file,
      but it is also very powerful

    ... there are some more, but they have less features which is why I don't
    mention them here

UltiSnips engine has additional features such as "nested snippets".

Which one to use? If you have python give MarcWeber/UltiSnips a try because its
fast and supports all important features. You can prefer the UltiSnip versions
of the snippets by setting the "always_use_first_snippet" option to 1.

If you have VimL only (vim without python support) your best option is using
garbas/vim-snipmate and cope with the minor bugs found in the engine.

Related repositories
We also encourage people to maintain sets of snippets for particular use cases
so that all users can benefit from them.  People can list their snippet repositories here:

     * https://github.com/rbonvall/snipmate-snippets-bib (snippets for BibTeX files)
     * https://github.com/sudar/vim-arduino-snippets (snippets for Arduino files)
     * https://github.com/zedr/zope-snipmate-bundle.git (snippets for Python, TAL and ZCML)
     * https://github.com/bonsaiben/bootstrap-snippets (snippets for Twitter Bootstrap markup, in HTML and Haml)

Installation using VAM: "github:rbonvall/snipmate-snippets-bib"

## If you believe in the success of vim-snipmate
then you may also want to have a look at [vim-git-wiki](http://github.com/MarcWeber/vim-git-wiki).
If you contribute to this git based wiki editable by Vim we have a chance
of making it official at www.vim.org.

Historical notes

[vim-snipmate][1] was originally started by [Michael Sanders][2] who has now
unfortunately abandoned the project. [Rok Garbas][3] is now maintaining a
[fork][4] of the project in hopes of improving the existing code base.

Versions / dialects / ..
There are some issues, such as newer language versions may require other
snippets than older. If this exists we currently recommend doing this:

add snippets/ruby.snippets (common snippets)
add snippets/ruby-1.8.snippets (1.8 only)
add snippets/ruby-1.9.snippets (1.9 only)

then configure github.com/garbas/vim-snipmate this way:

let g:snipMate = {}
let g:snipMate.scope_aliases = {}
let g:snipMate.scope_aliases['ruby'] = 'ruby,ruby-rails,ruby-1.9'

or github.com/MarcWeber/UltiSnips this way:

let g:UltiSnips = {}

let g:UltiSnips.snipmate_ft_filter = {
            \ 'default' : {'filetypes': ["FILETYPE"] },
            \ 'ruby'    : {'filetypes': ["ruby", "ruby-rails", "ruby-1.9"] },

If it happens that you work on a project requiring ruby-1.8 snippets instead,
consider using vim-addon-local-vimrc and override the filetypes.

Well - of course it may not make sense to create a new file for each
ruby-library-version triplet. Sometimes postfixing a name such as


will do it then if syntax has changed.

Language maintainers

No one can really be proficient in all programming languages. If you would like
to maintain snippets for a language, please get in touch.

Notes: People are interested in snippets - and their interest may stop again
at will. So its ok if people maintain a language only for a short period of
time - or jump in and get things done - don't let the flow stop :)
vim-snippets is not like the "linux kernel".

* Python - [honza](http://github.com/honza)
* Javascript - [honza](http://github.com/honza)
* HTML Django - [honza](http://github.com/honza)
* Markdown - [honza](http://github.com/honza)
* Ruby - [taq](http://github.com/taq)
* PHP - [chrisyue](http://github.com/chrisyue)
* Scala - [gorodinskiy](https://github.com/gorodinskiy)
* Falcon - [steveno](https://github.com/steveno)

Contributing notes

Until further work is done on `vim-snipmate`, please don't add folding markers
into snippets. `vim-snipmate` has some comments about how to patch all snippets
on the fly adding those.

Because MarcWeber/UltiSnips [6] supports also snipmate-snippets there is no
need to duplicate all snippets - only those snippets who use advanced UltiSnips
features should be duplicated in UltiSnips (?)

Currently all snippets from UltiSnips have been put into UltiSnips - some work
on merging should be done (dropping duplicates etc)


For a list of authors, please see the `AUTHORS` files.


Just as the original snipMate plugin, all the snippets are licensed under the
terms of the MIT license.

[1]: http://github.com/garbas/vim-snipmate
[2]: http://github.com/msanders
[3]: http://github.com/garbas
[4]: http://github.com/garbas/vim-snipmate
[5]: http://github.com/Shougo/neosnippet
[6]: http://github.com/MarcWeber/UltiSnips
[7]: http://github.com/SirVer/ultisnips
install details
cd ~/.vim
git clone git://github.com/honza/vim-snippets.git

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