Vim MacPorts support

Darren Weber dweber at
Thu Jul 23 16:50:18 PDT 2009

I've found that MacVim provides fairly useful tcl highlighting just by using
the mode line that is suggested here:

That is,

# -*- coding: utf-8; mode: tcl; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil;
c-basic-offset: 4 -*- vim:fenc=utf-8:ft=tcl:et:sw=4:ts=4:sts=4

If this mode line is adopted as a best practice, will it over-ride any of
the settings in the ~/.vim path?  It seems to do so on my system, so even if
I install these new files, it continues to use these mode line

My 2c,

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Maximilian Nickel <mnick at>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> i've started work on MacPorts support for Vim. Right now it consists
> of syntax coloring for Portfiles, lint support and autoloading stuff.
> Syntax coloring is still in early stages, down to the configure phase
> most stuff should work though.
> Lint support is implemented through Vim's compiler. Running :make when
> editing a Portfile will run port lint on it. If there are errors a
> quickfix window will open and display them. As port lint doesn't
> report line numbers for errors right now, there is no support for
> directly jumping to the errorneous lines yet.
> Anyway, if you want to check it out, you can get the source with "svn
> co"
> Just copy everything in that directory into your ~/.vim directory and
> you should be set
> I've not yet decided how to exactly color the syntax, so if you have
> suggestions i'd be happy to hear them, along with any other
> suggestions.
> Cheers,
> Max
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