the gvim GUI toolbar icons have tooltips asscoiated
with them (explaining what the icon stands for).
I felt that an enhancement in vim providing a vim
script function to wrap "generating a tooltip" would
The GUI vim already has code to generate tooltips (by
calling Windows API for eg.) so this would be a
powerful facility to provide with relatively less
An example use of such functionality could be a
script which shows the function prototype in a tooltip
when the function name is typed (like typing "foo("
should show the prototype in a tooltip just as in some
Also, certain information display/status can be
optionally (by setting some vim variable) shown as a
tooltip rather than on the status bar by vim natively.
There may be some cases where vim could use the
tooltip capability natively over time.
A related parameter to the tooltip could be
"duration for which tooltip is shown" (could be
permanent till some key is pressed or a finite time
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