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DumpStr.vim : dump vimscript string to clearly see multi-byte chars, bytes, and codes of both

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Yakov Lerner
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When debugging vimscript, you sometimes need to clearly see what's inside the string value: which unprintable characters it contains ? Does it contain any multibyte chars ? In which positions ?

For buffer characters, you can use 'ga' to see them clearly. To see characters of strings (variables, registers etc),  you can use DumpStr.vim.

  - :source DumpStr.vim
  - :call TestDumpStr()        " test/demo
  - :call DumpStr(string_variable)
  - :call DumpStr(@Register)

When string has multi-byte characters, DumpStr prints in following format:

String length:   M bytes, N chars
                   (string has multibyte characters) ( encoding=ENC )
Char dump:       decimalCode(char) ...
Bytes:          "..."
Byte dump:       decimalCode(byte) ....

When string has no multi-byte characters, DumpStr dumps in this format:

String length:   M bytes (no multibyte characters) ( encoding=ENC )
Bytes:          "..."
Byte dump:       decimalCode(byte) ....

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
DumpStr.vim 0.5 2004-04-11 6.0 Yakov Lerner Initial upload
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