Vim Tips Wiki

Jumps to a local/global definition by same key

Redirected from VimTip1455

1,624pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Tip 1455 Printable Monobook Previous Next

created 2007 · complexity basic · author Shotaro Aoyama · version n/a

When you want to jump to a definition of a variable, what do you do? Use C-] or gd?

C-] finds only global variables (and functions; ctags extracts only global objects).

On the other hand, gd detects only local variables.

I think it's a bit complicated to choose between them. So I wrote this function:

function! GoDefinition()
  let l:pos = getpos('.')
  normal! gd
  if getpos('.') == l:pos
    execute 'tag' expand('<cword>')
nnoremap <C-]> :<C-U>call GoDefinition()<CR>

This function first does gd to try to find a local definition of a variable under the cursor, and if it failed then probably the variable is a global variable, so it tries :tag.

This way, you can jump to the definition of both local and global variables with the same key.


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki