Two Steps for Highlighting and Indenting Swift Code in Vim
With a working
swiftc on your headless Raspberry Pi 2, it probably won’t be too long before you find yourself writing some simple Swift code in Vim. On my Pis I use Keith Smiley’s swift.vim, installed without a plugin manager to keep things simple.
(For a more general overview of how to manually install VIM plugins, see Dayne Jones’ post on howchoo.com. Note that you will also probably have to turn on syntax highlighting and indentation in your
.vimrc, as below.)
Step 1: Install swift.vim
mkdir -p ~/.vim/bundle && cd ~/.vim/bundle/ git clone https://github.com/keith/swift.vim
Step 2: Update
I have just 3 things in mine. In order, from top to bottom:
- Add swift.vim to
- Turn on syntax highlighting:
- Enable file-type based indentation:
if has("autocmd") filetype plugin indent on endifIf you want to add some comments, don’t forget that comment lines in
And that’s it!