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mercury : execute any fragment of code directly from vim

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created by
Niels Madan
script type
mercury allows you to take a fragment of code from some source (current line, selection, buffer), execute the code intelligently, and then write the result to some destination (message window, selection, register, new split).

Features include:

* choose the correct interpreter with the correct switches, given the filetype.
* execute it in a separate thread and terminate it after a timeout, so an endless loop will not freeze vim.
* some language specific smartness (e.g. handling imports).

Currently supports python, ruby and javascript (using node) with more to come soon, hopefully.

For more information, head over to github: https://github.com/nielsmadan/mercury
install details
mercury requires venom, which in turn requires vim to be compiled with python support (most vim distributions are). Vundle or pathogen are highly recommended for installation.


    Bundle 'nielsmadan/venom'
    Bundle 'nielsmadan/mercury'

For what it's worth, the order actually does not matter.


Unzip mercury.zip and venom.zip into your pathogen directory. You can get venom from here: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4491

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
mercury.zip 1.0 2013-03-29 7.3 Niels Madan Initial upload
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