This Vim plugin provides text objects for comments.
ac selects a comment including the comment delimiters and
just the comment content. (There's also a third text object,
selects a comment including trailing or leading whitespace.) These
mappings are available in Visual and Operator-pending mode.
This plugin uses the
'commentstring' settings to
determine what a comment looks like for a given filetype. It works with
/* paired */ and
// simple comment delimiters.
This plugin depends on the textobj-user plugin.
Comprehensive on-line documentation is included and available at
Below is a quick demo of the 'a comment' text object. The command used
vac. The targeted area is the same for analogous commands using an
operator, such as
The 'inner comment' text object targets the inside of a comment. Here I
- Vim 7.3 or later
- textobj-user Vim plugin, at least version 0.4.0
Move the files into their respective directories inside your
directory (or your
$HOME\vimfiles directory if you're on Windows).
With pathogen.vim the installation is as simple as:
git clone git://github.com/glts/vim-textobj-comment.git ~/.vim/bundle/textobj-comment
This plugin also plays well with other plugin managers.
Don't forget to install textobj-user, too, if your setup doesn't take care of dependencies automatically.
The code isn't pretty. If you look closely you'll notice a lot of effort being made to cover corner cases and make the behaviour of the text objects as similar to the built-ins as possible. That said, if you are interested in working on it, use the test suite to make sure you don't break anything.
The test suite is written using vspec.
make test runs the whole suite and
make t/<test>.vim runs a specific
test. You may need to adapt the paths to the vspec executable and to the
runtime path directories at the top of the Makefile.