Insert mode completion that completes defined abbreviations.
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This is a mirror of http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2926 DESCRIPTION Insert mode abbreviations and snippets can dramatically speed up editing, but how does one remember all those shortcuts that are rarely used? You can list all insert mode abbreviations via :ia to break out of this vicious circle, but switching to command mode for that is cumbersome. This plugin offers a context-sensitive insert mode completion to quickly list and complete defined abbreviations directly while typing. SEE ALSO - The SnippetCompleteSnipMate.vim plugin (vimscript #4276) extends the completion with snippets for the popular snipMate plugin (vimscript #2540). USAGE In insert mode, optionally type part of the snippet shortcut or a fragment from its expected expansion, and invoke the snippet completion via CTRL-X ]. You can then search forward and backward via CTRL-N / CTRL-P, as usual. CTRL-X ] Find matches for abbreviations that start with the text in front of the cursor. If other snippet types are registered, show those, too. If no matches were found that way, matches anywhere in the snippet or in the snippet's expanded text will be shown. So if you can't remember the shortcut, but a word fragment from the resulting expansion, just try with that. There are three types of abbreviations (full-id, end-id and non-id), which can consist of different characters. Thus, there can be more than one candidate for the existing completion base, e.g. "pre@c" can expand into a full-id abbreviation starting with "c" or into a non-id one starting with "pre@c". The completion indicates such a ambiguity through the message "base n of m; next: blah", and you can cycle through the different completion bases by repeating the i_CTRL-X_] shortcut. Matches are selected and inserted as with any other ins-completion, see popupmenu-keys. If you use <Space> or i_CTRL-] to select an abbreviation, it'll be expanded automatically.