The introduction of the best vim plugin: AutoComplPop : Automatically opens popup menu for completions

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INTRODUCTION *acp-introduction*

With this plugin, your vim comes to automatically opens popup menu for
completions when you enter characters or move the cursor in Insert mode. It
won’t prevent you continuing entering characters.

INSTALLATION *acp-installation*

Put all files into your runtime directory. If you have the zip file, extract
it to your runtime directory.

You should place the files as follows:

If you disgust to jumble up this plugin and other plugins in your runtime
directory, put the files into new directory and just add the directory path to
‘runtimepath’. It’s easy to uninstall the plugin.

And then update your help tags files to enable fuzzyfinder help. See
|add-local-help| for details.

USAGE *acp-usage*

Once this plugin is installed, auto-popup is enabled at startup by default.

Which completion method is used depends on the text before the cursor. The
default behavior is as follows:

kind filetype text before the cursor ~
Keyword * two keyword characters
Filename * a filename character + a path separator
+ 0 or more filename character
Omni ruby “.”, “::” or non-word character + “:”
(|+ruby| required.)
Omni python “.” (|+python| required.)
Omni xml “<”, “” characters + ” “)
Omni html/xhtml “<”, “” characters + ” “)
Omni css (“:”, “;”, “{“, “^”, “@”, or “!”)
+ 0 or 1 space

Also, you can make user-defined completion and snipMate’s trigger completion
(|acp-snipMate|) auto-popup if the options are set.

These behavior are customizable.

snipMate’s Trigger Completion ~

snipMate’s trigger completion enables you to complete a snippet trigger
provided by snipMate plugin
( and expand it.

To enable auto-popup for this completion, add following function to
fun! GetSnipsInCurrentScope()
let snips = {}
for scope in [bufnr('%')] + split(&ft, ‘\.’) + ['_']
call extend(snips, get(s:snippets, scope, {}), ‘keep’)
call extend(snips, get(s:multi_snips, scope, {}), ‘keep’)
return snips
And set |g:acp_behaviorSnipmateLength| option to 1.

There is the restriction on this auto-popup, that the word before cursor must
consist only of uppercase characters.

Perl Omni-Completion ~

AutoComplPop supports perl-completion.vim

To enable auto-popup for this completion, set |g:acp_behaviorPerlOmniLength|
option to 0 or more.


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package script version date Vim version user release notes 2.14.1 2009-12-12 7.0 Takeshi NISHIDA – Changed the way of auto-popup for avoiding an issue about filename completion.
- Fixed a bug that popup menu was opened twice when auto-popup was done.

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