I found this answer about wrapping strings using parens extremely useful, but is there a way in Vim to make this happen automatically? I want to be within a string, typing away, and have Vim just put parens around my string and wrap it as necessary. For me, this would be a gigantic time saver as I spend so much time just wrapping long strings manually. Thanks in advance.
I type the following text:
mylongervarname = "my really long string here so please wrap and quote automatically"
Vim automatically does this when I hit column 80 with the string:
mylongervarname = ("my really long string here so please wrap and " "quote automatically")
More a direction than a solution.
'formatprg'. When a line exceeds
'textwidth' and passes the criteria set by the
'formatoptions' these are used (if set) to break the line. The only real difference is that
'formatexpr' is a vimscript expression, while
'formatprg' filters the line through an exterior program.
So if you know of a formatter that can do this transformation to lines of python code, or are willing to write one, this will give you a hook to have it executed. And since vim supports python (see
:help python) you can even write your python formatter in python.