If you are running vim autocmd's without a group, you're killing your performance. Granted your probably not sourcing your vimscript files with autocmd's too often, but every time you source that vimscript you are adding another command that needs to run redundantly.
This is what I had
Not silky smooth
For WAAY too long I have had something like this in my vimrc or init.vim. It formats my python for me on every save, works great except if I source my dotfiles more than once I start adding how many times black runs.
autocmd bufwritepre *.py execute 'Black'
Why is a bare autocmd bad
let me demonstrate
Lets create a new file called
format.vim and give it the
:so %. Works
great, it starts telling me that its formatting.
autocmd bufwritepre *.py :echo("formatting with black")
BUT as every time I give it the
:so % it formats an extra time on every
Setting up an augroup
I've been told I need an
augroup to prevent duplicates. So I did it, and
nothing changes, it still ran as many times as it was sources on every save.
augroup black autocmd bufwritepre *.py :echo("formatting with black") augroup end
Clearing out the augroup
What you need to do is clear out all commands in the augroup with
right at the beginning of the group.
augroup black autocmd! autocmd bufwritepre *.py :echo("formatting with black") augroup end
My Final silky smooth setup
Now this is what I have in my dotfiles for a silky smooth setup that does not run automds like crazy as I am making changes to my dotfiles.
augroup waylonwalker autocmd! autocmd bufwritepre *.py execute 'PyPreSave' autocmd bufwritepost *.py execute 'PyPostSave' autocmd bufwritepost .tmux.conf execute ':!tmux source-file %' autocmd bufwritepost .tmux.local.conf execute ':!tmux source-file %' autocmd bufwritepost *.vim execute ':source %' augroup end
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