Monday, May 07, 2012

Use VIM for Objective-C Syntax Highlighting

In my previous blog, I mentioned about using VIM for code editing. One of VIM feature is to provide syntax highlighting. I think that I added object-c syntax highlighting to my VIM long time ago. However, when I tried to edit a .m file, I did not see the colorful syntax.

I checked my ~/.vim folder and I found some plugin files for cocoa there. I must have done the objective-c syntax stuff. The file type for objective-c is not .m or ft=m. The file type should be something else.

Quickly I found the file type. Here is the command to enable syntax for objective-c file content:

:set ft=objc