vim maps – simple commands to do stuff.

Some time back, I was working on some script for logging and I wanted to change the class to function like this:

$logger->Debug("Test string");
loggerFunc("Debug", "Test String");

As you can see, this change could be quite frustrating if you have quite a few references. And thus vim comes to rescue.

Simple map like ::

:map ,mm :s/(.*)$logger->(.*)((.*)).*/1loggerFunc("2",3);/

and then I can do “/$logger->” and then “n” to go to next match. Just do “,mm” and the line is re-factored.

Break down of the regex :

.* :search for any spaces before $logger->

(.*) :match anything

( : upto (

(.*) :match anything

) : till )

and then replace as required.


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