Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rust vim syntax and indent files.

I'm a bit of a vim junkie, and if you're like me, you'll almost definitely want to have your vim configured for the correct rust syntax.  Not just for the pretty colors but to let you know when you're missing a quote

Patrick Walton must be a vim user as he seems to have written the vim syntax file for rust, You can pull it from the rust source code or from the git repository, and put it in the relevant vim settings folder (.vim on unix)

After copying the files to this folder, add the following  line to your vimrc:

au BufRead,BufNewFile *.rs setfiletype rust

 (usually $HOME/.vimrc or $HOME/.gvimrc ).  Reload your vim settings or restart vim and open a rust source code file.

You should see your rust files in all their syntactic highlighted glory.

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