Patch for Vim 7
The patch adds some functions to the Vim Python interface. The functions enable a Python script to write directly into the Vim's internal representation of the screen and read some information that isn't (always) exposed in unpatched Vim. A patched, configured and compiled version of Vim will have the feature "+python_screen" enabled.
The patch modifies the following Vim 7.2 files: if_python.c, eval.c, version.c, configure.in, config.h.in. The patch for Vim 7.3 modifies additional files: if_python3.c and if_py_both.h.
The features provided by the patch are enabled with the configure option
Applying the patch
Copy the file pythonscreen_XXX.patch into the directory vim/src
Apply the patch:
cd vim/src patch < pythonscreen_XXX.patch
Update configure script
This step will create a new auto/configure script. Check the warnings in Makefile comments.
Configure Vim for building:
# Example bash script. Notice --enable-pythonscreen option. export CONF_OPT_PYTHON='--enable-pythoninterp --enable-pythonscreen' export CONF_OPT_GUI='--enable-gnome-check' export CONF_OPT_PERL='--enable-perlinterp' export CONF_OPT_TCL='--enable-tclinterp --with-tcl=tclsh8.4' export CONF_OPT_RUBY='--enable-rubyinterp' export CONF_OPT_MZSCHEME='--disable-mzschemeinterp' export CONF_OPT_CSCOPE='--enable-cscope' export CONF_OPT_MULTIBYTE='--enable-multibyte' export CONF_OPT_FEAT='--with-features=huge' export CONF_OPT_COMPBY='"--with-compiledby=Me"' export CONF_ARGS='--prefix=/usr' export CONF_ARGS="$CONF_ARGS "'--with-vim-name=vim.gnome --with-modified-by="Me"'
If all went well,
vim.gnome was created in the directory
Copy the file pythonscreen_XXX.patch into the directory vimsrc
Apply the patch:
cd vim\src patch < pythonscreen\_XXX.patch
The following links may be useful (you may need to convert EOLs in all vim files and the patch to CR-LF with unix2dos): http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/patch.htm http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/cygutils.htm
GUI version (all on one line):
nmake -f Make_mvc.mak FEATURES=HUGE GUI=yes PYTHON=c:\python26 DYNAMIC_PYTHON=yes PYTHON_VER=26 IME=yes CSCOPE=yes "DEFINES=-DFEAT_PYTHON_SCREEN"
Console version (all on one line):
nmake -f Make_mvc.mak FEATURES=HUGE GUI=no PYTHON=c:\python26 DYNAMIC_PYTHON=yes PYTHON_VER=26 IME=yes CSCOPE=yes "DEFINES=-DFEAT_PYTHON_SCREEN"
Make sure there is the correct path in PYTHON and the correct version in PYTHON_VER. You may have to run 'nmake -f Make_mvc.mak clean' between the above builds.