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I'm a Perl coder living in Bethlehem, PA and working Philadelphia. I'm a philosopher and theologan by training, but I was shocked to learn upon my graduation that these skills don't have many associated careers. Now I write code.

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Wednesday August 10, 2005
09:04 AM

vim wish list: columns

[ #26220 ]

I wish I could tell Vim that the file I'm editing is X-delimited values and have it replace the X's with whitespace. That's not my real wish, though, because I usually use tab's for the X's, anyway.

My real wish is that I could tell Vim that the file I'm editing is tab-delimited, and each tabstop should be just wide enough to make the columns line up and not overlap. If the first column is all three-digit numbers, the first tabstop can be five. If second column is email addresses, the second tabstop might need to be 35.

A bonus might be a maxcolwidth option, which would truncate and append "..." when needed. (Long values could be displayed again when the insertion point gets near them.)

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