Wednesday, April 22, 2009

vim: trailing spaces

Part of our coding standards is the absolute prejudice against trailing whitespace.

I often run the following vim regex to look for such creatures:

/\s\+$

Even better yet, add the following to your vimrc to show you where these pesky creatures live:

syntax match ToDo /\s\+$/


Note: I used ToDo out of personal taste. Some people might prefer to use Error. :)

PS. Related post: vim: How To Highlight Unwanted Spaces


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