WHAT: St. Louis Vim Geeks - Just Enough Vim Scripting to be Dangerous WHERE: CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology Classroom 24 5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105 WHEN: Wednesday, July 31st, at 6:30pm RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/vimgeeks/
Just Enough Vim Scripting to be Dangerous
There's a lot you can do to customize Vim to your particular idiosyncrasies without having to grapple with Vim's scripting features. If you're a dedicated Vim power user, though, you'll eventually reach a point where you simply must do something that tweaking a setting or two won't handle. That's when you decide "I'll learn Vim scripting!"
It's about three minutes later that the realization kicks in: Vim scripting is its own brand of weird. Sure, it seems a lot like other scripting languages — until it really, really doesn't. It's hard to know where to start, and all too easy to do things that break Vim in exciting and unexpected ways.
This talk will get you over that initial this-is-too-bizarre / how-hard-can-LISP-be-anyway hump. We won't try to cover everything Vim scripting can do, but a little knowledge will go a long way, especially if you know where to begin and the pitfalls to avoid.
Drinks and Food and Stuff
Ever been to a meeting that couldn't be improved with some free food? Me neither, so RSVP to let us know how much to get. O'Reilly has also provided us with some free stuff to give away, but you probably shouldn't eat it. It's a little... paper-y.
When and Where
We'll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 31st, where we usually do:
CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology) Classroom 24 5 N. Jackson Ave St. Louis, Missouri 63105 CAIT on Google Maps Forsyth MetroLink Station
CAIT also provides detailed driving directions and parking information . (Don't worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn't apply to us.)
See you this Wednesday!