I would like to create two functions, one for sending a message string to Vim's own messaging system and one to dump the message string to a file.
Now, I have already progressed in figuring this out with different approaches however, my solution is not elegant enough and sometimes the messages sent to
:messages are getting lost on the status line at the moment of printing them out. However once I run
:messages I can see those skipped messages in there. So this must be related to the way I deal with new lines etc. Here are bits of my script that should illustrate what approaches I have tried so far:
" Lets assume this is a part of the SendToStatus() function " and it is a bit like a pseudo-code. execute 'echohl' error for l:line in split('My message.', '\\n') echomsg l:line endfor echohl NONE
The traditional way of sending the messages to
:messages works fine on it's own. The problems start when I use the following to write the same message to a file:
" Lets assume this is a part of the SendToFile() function " and this is also a bit like a pseudo-code. try echon "\r" execute 'redir >> ' . l:file silent echomsg l:msgString silent echo "\n" silent! redir END catch /E190:/ throw s:myException('Cannot write to file: %s', l:file) end-try
So when I execute these commands one after another like this:
function! SomeMoreComplexWrapper() abort ... SendToStatus('some message') SendToFile('some message') .... SendToStatus('some more messages') .... SendToStatus('some more messages') SendToFile('even more messages') ... endfunction
The strings are written to the file with no issues what so ever, however, the status messages are getting lost on some occasions. It must be the way the echoing order is managed.
I have also tried the
writefile() approaches, which worked just fine. This helped me to take the process of echoing to a file out of the equation, thus removed the need of dealing with
echomsg on both sides and only keep
echomsg to send the strings to the
:message facility. However I need to store the contents of my log file into a list and append the new string to that every time I need to send something to the file, which I find a bit scary.
Could you please help me with this issue?