[development] Vim for Drupal request

Sam Tresler sam at treslerdesigns.com
Fri Jul 31 21:03:57 UTC 2009

Thanks Neil,
   Some further digging and I found out that php code completion in vim 
can map to a ctags output file, which is pretty easy to generate.

ctags -R -o drupal6.tags --langmap=php:.module *

then load it in vim

:set tags=drupal6.tags

and you have code complete for every function in core.

However, this unfortunately doesn't get code complete on hooks, as they 
aren't actually named in core, but constructed from modulename_function().

So, I guess my next question is where are the hook function definitions 
from api.drupal.org generated?

Thanks in advance.


Neil Drumm wrote:
> http://api.drupal.org/api/function_dump/6 might have worked at some 
> point. I honestly haven't paid any attention to that page, which might 
> integrate with IDEs; apparently no one else has either.
> This list is already available in JSON format in the development version 
> of API module. That or another format should be present in the future 
> for an api_filter module to provide an input format filter without 
> running the api module.
> -Neil
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Sam Tresler <sam at treslerdesigns.com 
> <mailto:sam at treslerdesigns.com>> wrote:
>     I am working on a drupalcomplete.vim file and would like to generate
>     an list of all of Drupal 6 (and eventually 5,7, etc) functions,
>     objects, and anything else that might warrant code completion.
>     I believe that api.drupal.org <http://api.drupal.org> scrapes this
>     automatically from core.  I can manipulate the data to match the
>     format I need no problem, but I thought I would ask here before I
>     went about finding my own way to scrape the data from a cvs checkout.
>     This was broached before here
>     http://lists.drupal.org/pipermail/development/2009-February/032090.html
>     but appears stalled.
>     yes, I have too much time on my hands currently.
>     Cheers. -Sam
> -- 
> Neil Drumm
> http://delocalizedham.com

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