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vrackets : automatically close different kinds of brackets

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created by
Gerardo Marset
 
script type
utility
 
description
Vrackets helps you a lot by auto-closing the brackets you type.
For instance, if you type "(", you get:
    (|)
("|" is the cursor.)
You can easily get out of the brackets by typing the closing bracket. If after that you type ")", you get:
    ()|
Lastly, brackets are auto-deleted if they are empty. For instance, if your screen looks like this:
    FooBar(|)
And you press backspace, you get this:
    FooBar|

By default it works for (), [], {}, "" and ''. It also works for ¡! and ¿?, for spanish speakers ;).
You can add more easily if you want (like <>, but I wouldn't recommend it unless for html/xml/etc).
 
install details
Download it and use :source path/to/the/script/vrackets.vim to try it.
If you want it to load automatically every time you start vim, put it in ~/.vim/plugin, or $HOME\vimfiles\plugin if you use Windows.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
vrackets.vim 0.2.3 2011-10-27 7.0 Gerardo Marset Prevent annoyances by choosing a bit more smartly whether brackets should be auto-closed or not.
vrackets.vim 0.2.2 2011-08-31 7.0 Gerardo Marset Fixed a bug.
vrackets.vim 0.2.1 2011-08-31 7.0 Gerardo Marset Optimized the code a bit.
Also now the script won't modify the default register when deleting empty brackets.
vrackets.vim 0.2 2011-08-19 7.0 Gerardo Marset Added support for quotation marks and other pairs in which the opening symbol is the same as the closing one.
vrackets.vim 0.1.1 2011-07-06 7.0 Gerardo Marset Fixed a small bug.
vrackets.vim 0.1 2011-07-06 7.0 Gerardo Marset Initial upload
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