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Vim :ruby and :rubydo scope

Note to self. In old Vim (tested in 7.2.320), I could do this:

:ruby x='foo'
:rubydo $_=x

Now every line in the file says foo. But in Vim 7.3 I get an error:

NameError: undefined local variable or method `x' for main:Object

The scoping rules for Ruby in Vim must have changed somewhere along the line. I was abusing this feature to do some handy things, so this is sad.

A workaround is to use global variables in Ruby instead. So this still works:

:ruby $x='foo'
:rubydo $_=$x


August 31, 2010 @ 3:40 AM PDT
Cateogory: Programming
Tags: Ruby, Vim