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Insert mode completion from buffers with the same filetype.
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This is a mirror of http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4242 DESCRIPTION When editing multiple projects (e.g. Python and Java) concurrently, or even when different types of files (like C source code, its Makefile, and the corresponding HTML documentation) are open in Vim, the general insert-mode completion i_CTRL-N becomes less useful. It searches for keywords in open windows, listed buffers, and other sources as defined by the 'complete' setting; there's no way to restrict the sources to consider only buffers that have the same filetype as the current buffer, so a lot of unrelated cruft clutters the list of completion matches. This plugin offers an alternative completion that works like the general one, but lists completion candidates only from buffers that have the same 'filetype' as the current buffer. When you're editing a Python file, you'll only get matches from other open Python files. Switch to the Makefile and all those inapplicable Python keywords won't be offered there. SOURCE This completion type was motivated by this Stack Overflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12610516/can-vims-keyword-completion-be-limited-to-only-same-filetype SEE ALSO - Check out the CompleteHelper.vim plugin page (vimscript #3914) for a full list of insert mode completions powered by it. USAGE In insert mode, invoke the completion via CTRL-X = You can then search forward and backward via CTRL-N / CTRL-P, as usual. CTRL-X = Find matches for words that start with the keyword in front of the cursor, looking only into buffers with the same 'filetype'. Further use of CTRL-X = will copy the words following the previous expansion.