I recently realized that my
vimrc is now more than 400 lines long (which IMO is too much I'll try to reduce that) and to make it easier to navigate, read and edit it I decided to investigate the concept of folding in vim (which I wasn't familiar with).
- I tried to set the folding method to
indentbut I didn't like the result (It was too messy mostly because a great part of my
vimrcisn't really indented).
- I also tried to set
syntaxbut I wasn't able to fold anything properly.
- Here using
diffas folding method doesn't seem relevant. (Or if it is I didn't understand how to use it)
- So for now I'm using the
markermethod which doesn't totally satisfy me because of the
"}}}markers which I found "noisy" in the file.
So I'd like to know if there are best practices or common guidelines about properly folding a
Note 1: As we all know SO isn't a forum and isn't made to collect personal opinions and that's not what I'm looking for: of course I guess some people has their preferences but I'd like to know why using markers (for example) improves the readability more than using indent.
Note 2: Also my main goal is to make my
vimrc as clear as possible so if other best practices exists to create a nice
vimrc I'm curious about it.
Edit 1: I should have precised that my
vimrc is already subdivided in sections (and sometimes subsection) the main ones being
- general options
- plugins (containing a subsection for each plugin and its configuration)
- navigation (also containing subsection)
And it's this structure which made me thought of folding: I feel that being able to output only the section I'm interested in at a certain point is something pretty convenient.
Edit 2: Answer mentioning subdivisions of the
vimrc in several files are valid, but as a personal preference I'd rather use folding because I think it is easier to maintain only one file in the git repo containing my dotfiles. That is only a personal preference and I'm aware that is it possible to also use this approach but I'd prefer to use folding.