The ultimate snippet solution for python enabled Vim.
UltiSnips is the ultimate solution for snippets in Vim. It has tons of features and is very fast.
In this demo I am editing a python file. I first expand the
#!snippet, then the
classsnippet. The completion menu comes from YouCompleteMe, UltiSnips also integrates with neocomplete. I can jump through placeholders and add text while the snippet inserts text in other places automatically: when I add
Animalas a base class,
__init__gets updated to call the base class constructor. When I add arguments to the constructor, they automatically get assigned to instance variables. I then insert my personal snippet for
__init__and the class snippet was still active and added another instance variable.
The official home of UltiSnips is at https://github.com/sirver/ultisnips. Please add pull requests and issues there.
UltiSnips was started in Jun 2009 by @SirVer. In Dec 2015, maintenance was handed over to @seletskiy.
This assumes you are using Vundle. Adapt for your plugin manager of choice. Put this into your
" Track the engine. Plugin 'SirVer/ultisnips'
" Snippets are separated from the engine. Add this if you want them: Plugin 'honza/vim-snippets'
" Trigger configuration. Do not use if you use https://github.com/Valloric/YouCompleteMe. let g:UltiSnipsExpandTrigger="" let g:UltiSnipsJumpForwardTrigger="" let g:UltiSnipsJumpBackwardTrigger=""
" If you want :UltiSnipsEdit to split your window. let g:UltiSnipsEditSplit="vertical"
UltiSnips comes with comprehensive documentation. As there are more options and tons of features I suggest you at least skim it.
From a gentle introduction to really advanced in a few minutes: The blog posts of the screencasts contain more advanced examples of the things discussed in the videos.
Also the excellent Vimcasts dedicated three episodes to UltiSnips: