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141157Re: [plugin] targets.vim - adds many text objects in the spirit of Vim, including next and last text objects

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  • Christian Wellenbrock
    Feb 7, 2014
      On Friday, February 7, 2014 7:07:50 PM UTC+1, David Fishburn wrote:
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      > > FWIW I would like to be able to define text objects in terms of
      > > 'syntax objects' (yes I just made that term up, I mean primarily
      > > the piece of text seleced by a :syn match or :syn region as
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      > > identified by the syntax group it is connected with).
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      > ...That's actually an interesting idea. I'm not sure how useful it would be though. Looking at some local code files the regions with common syntax are usually strings, comments or single words. All of which can be operated on with default text objects.
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      > Do you see real world editing tasks where you would benefit from selecting all text inside the current syntax region?
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      > I think a simple case might be when you are editing a HTML file.
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      > You can embedded different syntax objects within it, javascript, perl, php, ...
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      > Some of the html syntax files do this already.  They can highlight Javascript as "javascript" and highlight the rest of the page as "html".
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      > So, I might like to highlight my "javascript" code using one of these text objects and hit = to format it.
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      > That was one of the first usages that came to mind to me.
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      > David
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      I agree, that sounds useful.

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