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mattk (7945)

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Saturday September 20, 2008
12:32 PM

Indirect object notation is frowned upon

[ #37500 ]

I like to banish it in Vim, with this:

%s/\(new\) \([A-Za-z0-9:]*\)/\2->\1/gc

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  • \1 and \2 in the right-hand side of a search-and-replace is frowned up (specifically, it causes a warning under the warnings pragma) - instead use $1 and $2

    • Did you actually pay attention? He posted a Vim command, not a line of Perl, given away by the initial % and the /c modifier. And, err, Vim has neither $1 nor a warnings pragma.

      • Yes I read that it was for use in vim - but the only vim command I know is ":wq"

        No I didn't notice the only 2 characters that makes it not valid perl (though the leading % char could mean anything if it were sort of configuration language)

        Though, I can't imagine the OP cares, as I hope the smiley in my original subject line would communicate it as only a light-hearted poke.
        And I don't really care, as my comment shows I probably don't use vim.

        So, I guess that's a long winded (and hopefully vaguely polite) wa

  • Shouldn't that star after the "class name characters" not actually be a plus? Otherwise, I'm quite sure you'll "fix" too much. You probably still will, for example use of the word "new" in comments.