vim.cpp - additional vim c++ syntax highlighting
This file contains additional syntax highlighting that I use for C++11/14/17 development in Vim. Compared to the standard syntax highlighting for C++ it adds highlighting of (user defined) functions and the containers and types in the standard library / boost.
Development is done at: http://github.com/octol/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight
Highlighting of class scope is disabled by default. To enable set
let g:cpp_class_scope_highlight = 1
There are two ways to hightlight template functions. Either
let g:cpp_experimental_simple_template_highlight = 1
which works in most cases, but can be a little slow on large files. Alternatively set
let g:cpp_experimental_template_highlight = 1
which is a faster implementation but has some corner cases where it doesn't work.
Note: C++ template syntax is notoriously difficult to parse, so don't expect this feature to be perfect.
Highlighting of library concepts is enabled by
let g:cpp_concepts_highlight = 1
This will highlight the keywords
requires as well as all named
DefaultConstructible) in the standard library.
Follow one of the sets of directions below and reload vim afterwards.
Install using vundle by adding
to .vimrc and run
Git submodule + Pathogen
If you have pathogen installed, and you prefer to use git submodules, run
cd ~/.vim git submodule add https://github.com/octol/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight.git bundle/syntax/
If you don't have either Vundle or Pathogen installed, copy the cpp.vim file (optionally also c.vim) to .vim/after/syntax.
git clone https://github.com/octol/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight.git /tmp/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight mkdir -p ~/.vim/after/syntax/ mv /tmp/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight/after/syntax/cpp.vim ~/.vim/after/syntax/cpp.vim rm -rf /tmp/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight
Vim tend to a have issues with flagging braces as errors, see for example https://github.com/vim-jp/vim-cpp/issues/16. A workaround is to set
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Last update: 19 October 2016