For a long time I have accumulated different configurations for vim for the
different open source projects I’m contributing or have contributed in the past.
It became a giant unmaintained file for ftplugin/ftdetect with regexes to match
the dir name and try to apply every important thing a project needs: from coding
style to commands to build the source code.
After changing my machine and re-installing several softwares, I’m trying to keep
my dotfiles more organized. For vim, after looking at some options available I
settled in this one, that I think is very short and elegant:
" Git specific configuration
let git_path = system("git rev-parse --git-dir 2>/dev/null")
let git_vimrc = substitute(git_path, '\n', '', '') . "/vimrc"
exec ":source " . git_vimrc
Unfortunately I don’t remember where this came from. But it allows you to have
an additional vimrc to be loaded depending on the project you are. Since
nowadays 99% of the projects I have are using git, it tries to load the vimrc
from the git-dir of that project, which is often
I also have a
~/.vim/repo_vimrcs/ in which I keep the configuration files for
projects I may have more than one tree or checkout. Inside each of those trees
I only need to have a symlink to point to the “one source of truth” for
configuring that project:
.git/vimrc -> ~/.vim/repo_vimrcs/linux.vimrc
In this file I can keep the coding style and also configure
makeprg to do the
right thing when trying to build that project. For example, this is what I have
for igt, that uses meson as build system:
let &makeprg='ninja -C build'