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Hacking Vim by Kim Schulz

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Using Tag Lists

Tag lists are kind of the programmer's dictionary. A tag list is actually a file containing all sorts of keywords that that can identify parts of a program. It can be function names, variable names, class methods, etc., depending on the programming language that you are using. Tag list files are actually not an output from Vim, but rather an output from one of several tag-list generators. Among these the best known are:

  • Exuberant Ctags For C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Vim, Ruby (and 25 others)
  • Vtags For Verilog files
  • Jtags For Java files
  • Hdrtags For C/C++, Asm, Lex/Yacc, LaTeX, Vim, and Maple
  • Ptags For Perl files

Because Ctags is absolutely ...

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