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  • Benjamin R. Haskell
    ... It appeared in the other (double-) post to which I replied. Odd. ... I agree with this advice. ... If when you type ( some other plugin takes effect,
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 2 9:27 AM
      On Thu, 2 Dec 2010, zhang listar wrote:

      > 2010/12/1 Ben Fritz
      >> On Nov 30, 5:47 am, zhang listar wrote:
      >>> :inoremap ( ()<ESC>i
      >>> :inoremap ) <c-r>=ClosePair(')')<CR>
      >>> :inoremap { {}<ESC>i
      >>> :inoremap } <c-r>=ClosePair('}')<CR>
      >>> :inoremap [ []<ESC>i
      >>> :inoremap ] <c-r>=ClosePair(']')<CR>
      >>> :inoremap < <><ESC>i
      >>> :inoremap > <c-r>=ClosePair('>')<CR>
      >>> function ClosePair(char)
      >>> if getline('.')[col('.') - 1] == a:char
      >>> return "\<Right>"
      >>> else
      >>> return a:char
      >>> endif
      >>> endf
      >>> I have added the lines above to my vimrc, but vim does't
      >>> automatically complete bracket,
      >>> What's wrong with my vim?
      >>> The vimrc is as follows:
      >> I don't see the content above in your .vimrc you posted. Are you sure
      >> you added it?

      It appeared in the other (double-) post to which I replied. Odd.

      >> On a related note, I like using <Left> instead of <Esc>i in the
      >> mappings I have that do similar things. Fewer side effects.

      I agree with this advice.

      >> See our tip on the subject:
      >> http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Automatically_append_closing_characters
      >> <http://www.vim.org/maillist.php>
      > I am sure that I have added the content to my vimrc. Now, the
      > character {, [ works fine.
      > But when I type (, vim can't automatically append ) for me. Instead,
      > the plugin acp or neocomplcache(I am not sure which one) take effect,
      > and pops up a menu to choose the item. I doubt that some plugin of
      > vim has affect inoremap of ( .

      If when you type '(' some other plugin takes effect, why wouldn't you
      think it affected the inoremap? Plugins use the same mechanisms you're
      using (:inoremap, etc.). That's probably what's happening.

      First, try:

      :imap (
      :map (

      To see if there are any mappings defined for '('. (My guess is that
      there's at least one.)

      Then, try running Vim with the --noplugin flag, and see if any are still
      there. Or even if not, just to see if that clears up the problem.

      If one of those plugins defines a mapping, there's certainly a way to disable
      it. Depends on how the plugin sets it up, though, what the best way
      will be. (modifying the plugin directly, moving your mappings to an
      'after' file [see: :help after-directory], moving your mappings to an


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