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SearchSpecial : Generic functions for special search modes.

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created by
Ingo Karkat
 
script type
utility
 
description
DESCRIPTION
The built-in search via /, n, and N does its job. But sometimes, it
would be nice to have a custom search that is limited to a certain range, or
the first match in a line, or certain syntax groups, or a search that doesn't
open folds. This plugin offers generic functions that can be used to easily
build such custom search mappings for special searches. A predicate function
can specify which matches are skipped, and options control the behavior with
regards to folding and jumps.

SEE ALSO

- The SearchRepeat.vim (vimscript #4949) plugin provides an integration
  facility for custom searches (such as ones implemented via
  SearchSpecial.vim) that repeats the last type of used search via n/N, and
  can list all defined custom searches.
The following custom searches use this plugin:

SearchForExpr:              Search where pattern matches and a passed
                            expression evaluates to true.

USAGE
This plugin defines several functions. The following is an overview; you'll
find the details directly in the implementation files in the .vim/autoload/
directory.

SearchSpecial#SearchWithout( searchPattern, isBackward, Predicate, predicateId, predicateDescription, count, ... )

The main helper function that jumps to the next match of a:searchPattern,
skipping all those matches where a:Predicate returns false.

EXAMPLE
Here's a simple search mapping that emulates the default search (because it
doesn't pass a predicate that limits the matches, nor are there any options):
    nnoremap <silent> ,n
    \   :<C-u>if SearchSpecial#SearchWithout(@/, 0, '', 'default', '', v:count1)<Bar>
    \   if &hlsearch<Bar>set hlsearch<Bar>endif<Bar>
    \   else<Bar>echoerr ingo#err#Get()<Bar>endif<CR>
The 'hlsearch' handling cannot be done in a function; and any "Pattern not
found" error is raised directly from the mapping; that's the boilerplate code
at the end of the mapping.
 
install details
INSTALLATION
This script is packaged as a vimball. If you have the "gunzip" decompressor
in your PATH, simply edit the *.vmb.gz package in Vim; otherwise, decompress
the archive first, e.g. using WinZip. Inside Vim, install by sourcing the
vimball or via the :UseVimball command.
    vim SearchSpecial*.vmb.gz
    :so %
To uninstall, use the :RmVimball command.

DEPENDENCIES
- Requires Vim 7.0 or higher.
- Requires the ingo-library.vim plugin (vimscript #4433), version 1.019 or
  higher.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
SearchSpecial-1.00.vmb.gz 1.00 2014-05-24 7.0 Ingo Karkat Initial upload
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