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This file is part of Logtalk http://logtalk.org/ Copyright 1998-2018 Paulo Moura <pmoura@logtalk.org>

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This directory contains files that provides syntax highlighting, code folding, code completion, and auto-indentation for editing Logtalk source files with the text editor Vim 7.0 or later version:


These support files are dual-licensed under the Apache License 2.0 and the Vim charity-ware license.

Recent versions of Vim already contain support for Logtalk. However, this directory may contain updated support files. If that is the case, install the Logtalk support files by performing the following steps:

  1. Copy the file syntax/logtalk.vim to the syntax sub-directory in your VIM installation directory (replacing any existing older file).
  2. Add the following entries to the filetype.vim configuration file (only if not already present):
    " Logtalk source files
    au BufNewFile,BufRead *.lgt                     setf logtalk
    au BufNewFile,BufRead *.logtalk                 setf logtalk
  3. Copy the file indent/logtalk.vim to the indent sub-directory in your VIM installation directory (replacing any existing older file).
  4. Copy the files completion/logtalk.dict and ftplugin/logtalk.vim to the ftplugin sub-directory in your Vim installation directory (replacing any existing files; current Vim versions are distributed with a ftplugin/logtalk.vim that comments out some of the necessary settings despite their local scope!).
  5. Add the following lines to your ~/.vimrc file:
    syntax on
    filetype indent on
    filetype plugin on

    You may then perform code completion by typing CTRL-X, CTRL-K and then CTRL-P or CTRL-N to cycle between all the completion choices.

  6. Check the coding/ctags in the Logtalk installation directory for instructions on how to enable a source code browser for Logtalk source files using the plugin Taglist:

    After installing the plugin, add the following line to your `.vimrc` file:

    let tlist_logtalk_settings = 'logtalk;o:Objects;p:Protocols;c:Categories;m:Modules;u:Public predicates;r:Protected predicates;v:Private predicates'