From: Jonathan Pares <jonathan.pares@gm...> - 2011-11-26 05:28:37
Hi all !
I'm new with Cream and I can say that I like it. There is may be one
thing I'd like in addition is the possibility to have a file browser on
the left side of the window. Is it possible ? If yes, how could I get it ?
Thanks for your help,
From: Steve Hall <digitect@gm...> - 2011-11-26 18:43:02
On Sat, 2011-11-26 at 13:28 +0800, Jonathan Pares wrote:
> I'm new with Cream and I can say that I like it. There is may be one
> thing I'd like in addition is the possibility to have a file browser
> on the left side of the window. Is it possible ? If yes, how could I
> get it ?
You should find that Cream respects drag and drop from a nearby file
browser of your operating system. From a project perspective, this is
the most reliable way to provide the feature.
At one point Cream did provide an in-built browser in the form of the
opsplorer tree file explorer plugin:
IMO, it was the best of all the plugins out there trying to do similar
things. But Vimscript is not a good tool for processing operating
system paths and files. It uses extreme text parsing and has a lot of
opportunities for bugs, especially across platforms and with filenames
that include non-alphanumeric characters. In an effort to keep the
project on track, I eventually removed it.
Vim has this same type of "feature" included in the form of the netrw
plugin. It too has lots of bugs when used outside of a very controlled
environment. I've never been able to use it on Windows or across a
network connection. I became frustrated with its feature creep over
basic stability and gave up trying to climb the mountain to
incorporate it into Cream.
Steve Hall [ digitect dancingpaper com ]
:: Cream for Vim http://cream.sourceforge.net