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Additional Vim syntax highlighting for C++ (including C++11/14)
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vim.cpp - additional vim c++ syntax highlighting

This file contains additional syntax highlighting that I use for C++11/14 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

Screenshot

Optional features

Highlighting of class scope if disabled by default. To enable set

let g:cpp_class_scope_highlight = 1

Highlighting of template functions is enabled by setting

let g:cpp_experimental_template_highlight = 1

Note: C++ template syntax is notoriously difficult to parse, so don't expect this feature to be perfect.

Installation instructions

Follow one of the sets of directions below and reload vim afterwards.

Vundle

If you have vundle installed, add

Plugin 'octol/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight'

to .vimrc and run :PluginInstall from vim.

Git submodule + Pathogen

If you have pathogen installed, and you prefer to use git submodules, the following bash commands will help you do so.

cd ~/.vim
git submodule add https://github.com/octol/vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight.git bundle/syntax/

Manual installation

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
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

Background information

Jon Haggblad jon@haeggblad.com

Last update: 21 September 2014

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