open challenge: vim for DTrace

Inspired by the Ansari X-Prize, I thought I’d start issuing open challenges to the community of DTrace and Solaris users. This isn’t because I hate you, or even because I like you necessarily: it’s because I’m lazy. Or if not lazy, at least busy. So my first open challenge is this:

vim for .d files

The following are required of a winning entry

There’s no prize, but I’ll certainly voice my appreciation as loudly as appropriate. Submissions for emacs will be accepted, but I will extoll its virtues with less passion. If this works out, I’ll come up with tougher challenges and maybe real prizes. In some not-too-distant future, I hope to get OpenSolaris running on my TiVo — I promise a prize for that :-)

Posted on November 2, 2004 at 9:00 am by ahl · Permalink
In: DTrace

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  1. Written by Danek Duvall
    on November 2, 2004 at 2:13 pm

    Here’s a start I made about a year ago:

    Just put it in <code>~/.vim/syntax</code>, and add

    augroup filetypedetect
    autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead *.d setf d
    augroup END

    to <code>~/.vim/filetype.vim</code>. It’s not self-installing code, but that’s probably more than you really need. No commenting, but that doesn’t belong in the syntax file anyway. :)

  2. Written by Adam Leventhal
    on November 14, 2004 at 5:44 pm

    hmm… when I said “easy” I wasn’t kidding. I couldn’t get your stuff to work. I’m happy to try to get it working, but that may disqualify you from your non-existant prize…

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