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Catching Up With Gutentags

Since I reached an acceptable milestone with PieCrust performance recently, I had some free time again to catch up with some of my other projects. The first one to get some love is Gutentags, my tag-management Vim plugin, which was sitting there with a bunch of pull requests and bug reports.


The newest version of Gutentags includes better support for project-specific settings via the .gutctags file, some progress on supporting Cscope (not quite finished yet), and various bug fixes, all from a few generous (and patient) contributors.

Grab it from Bitbucket or Github, depending on your preferred source-control poison.

Gutentags for Vim

Autotags is my second “official” Vim plugin (after Lawrencium). It confirms a trend of having a terrible name (although this time for different reasons), but I’m open to changing it since it’s still early. And as that terrible name implies, this new plugin is all about automatically managing your tags.

Edit: thanks to Reddit, it was renamed to Gutentags! I edited this post after this point to use the updated name and links.

Classic Airline Baggage Tags


Announcing PieCrust For Vim

After my Mercurial plugin for Vim, Lawrencium, here’s my second officialVim plugin! You won’t be surprised to know it’s a PieCrust plugin which adds a few commands that make it easier to work on your website. It’s of course named “vim-piecrust” and is available on BitBucket.

Old Time Tropical Pie

Well, actually, at the moment it’s only got on command: Pcedit. You will need the latest PieCrust to make it work. When you do, typing :Pcedit something<tab> in Vim will bring an autocomplete list that contains any page, post or template that contains “something” in its filename. It makes it very quick to edit files in your website.

I’ll add more commands in the future of course.

Lawrencium -- A Mercurial Wrapper For Vim

I’ve been using Vim for quite a while now, and by no means am I an expert in it (I’m still learning all kinds of cool tricks every week), but I recently decided it was time to write my first plugin. And because I mostly use Vim at home, where I work with Mercurial, I figured I could write a Mercurial plugin for Vim.


Steve Losh had been asking for such a plugin for quite some time so I thought that might be helpful to at least another guy besides me. And ironically enough, I started learning Vimscript with Steve’s very own book-in-progress, “Learn Vimscript the hard way”.

The result of this initiative is Lawrencium, which is available on Bitbucket and at

There’s a good description of how it works on the Bitbucket page, and you’ll see it’s inspired in some parts by Tim Pope‘s Fugitive plugin, which wraps Git workflows and features inside Vim.

It’s still a work in progress so be sure to leave some feedback here or in theissue tracker.