Bug#389332: Vim K command should work with Perl scripts

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Mon Sep 25 08:31:25 UTC 2006

tags 389332 + pending help

On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 12:39:26AM -0400, Jason Spiro wrote:
> It would be great if, for Perl programs, the letter K started perldoc
> instead of man. And I don't know if Python or Ruby come with an
> equivalent of perldoc, but it would be great if the K command worked
> for them too.

I've just committed a patch in the vim package implementing the support
you request for ruby files (using 'ri') and perl files (using
'perldoc'). In fact I had the support for perl files in my ~/.vim since
ages, I've simply never thought about letting my support in the vim
package :-), thanks for suggesting the idea!

I quickly tried to mock up something for python, but I haven't a working
solution yet (that's why I'm tagging +help this bug report). The idea
for python would be to create something on the line of:
  echo help('<KEYWORD>') | python

But it would be definitely better to have a program to be invoked. Maybe
we can create a wrapper to do this? ...


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