A more recent vim feature is
:term, the ability to have a terminal
inside vim. This super useful feature now allows you to switch between
your code and asynchroneously run compile commands very easily.
Since I use Visual C++ on Windows, I need to run
my console to allow CMake to properly find the compiler. To do so I
now set up a vim command
:Vcvarsall which does this for me so that
I don’t have to remember the path. Using
you can easily send text into the terminal from a vim command:
let $VCVARSALL = 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0/VC/vcvarsall.bat' command! Vcvarsall call term_sendkeys(bufnr("%"), "\"%VCVARSALL%\" x64\<CR>")
The first line is the “easy way”, just an environment variable containing the path.
Since that still requires a bit of awkward % typing, I defined the command to do it
bufnr("%") is just a way to get the current buffer. Hence this command
only works through
C-W : in a terminal buffer.
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