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redebug : An interactive Python regular expression debugger.

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created by
Paul Ollis
 
script type
utility
 
description
1. INTRODUCTION

A Python regular expression debugger within Vim.

This is my first release of a VPE based plugin.

There are a number of these on-line, such as https://pythex.org/, but I do not
like having to switch to a browser to debug a regular expression. Also, I have
not found one that works really well for me.


2. QUICK START

A single command |Redebug| is added by this plugin. Run this command, press
<F1> to expand the help and try it out.

Run:

    :help redebug.txt

For more information.


3. FUTURE PLANS

This version represents the minimum quality I want for day-to-day use. I do
have plans to upgrade it.

    - Do a better job of keeping the most useful information visible
      when editing windows are opened.
    - Provide a way for users to change the colours.
    - Ideally make the default colours be based on the user's colour scheme.
      This needs to work in a way that uses background colours in an
      intelligent manner.
    - Add some clean ways to set the test text and regular expression from
      other buffers.
    - Also allow ways to view the results of other operations, such as
      re.split().
    - Support debugging of Vim regular expressions.

Some more ambitious possible future enhancements.

    - Some form of advanced expression analysis.
    - Store a history of previous debug sessions.
 
install details
Redebug requires at least Vim 8.0 + Python 3.6 support and the VPE extensions
(https://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=5905).

This needs VPE 0.5.2 or better.

Redebug needs syntax highlighting to be enabled in order to get useful
benefit.

Redebug is a VPE plug-in. To install:

    1. If not done already, install VPE.

    2. Change to your $HOME/.vim (Linux) or $HOME/vimfiles directory.

    3. Unzip the installation file.

This will create files in sub-directories vpe_plugins and vpe_plugins/doc.

Help is provided, run:

    :helptags ALL

to generate the help tags.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
redebug-0.1.zip 0.1 2021-03-20 8.0 Paul Ollis Initial upload
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