Whenever I want to add a comment to an indented line in vim, I hit Shift-o (open a new row above the current, switch to insert mode) and start typing a Python comment (using
#). That hash is then magically moved to the start of the line (no indentation) and I have to click tab a few times.
Anyone know how to work around it?
I suppose you have
set smartindent in your .vimrc
When typing '#' as the first character in a new line, the indent for that line is removed, the '#' is put in the first column. The indent is restored for the next line. If you don't want this, use this mapping: ":inoremap # X^H#", where ^H is entered with CTRL-V CTRL-H. When using the ">>" command, lines starting with '#' are not shifted right.
I believe you don't need smartindenting while coding python. So just remove it from your settings or add the following to your .vimrc:
au! FileType python setl nosmartindent
try putting that in your .vimrc:
autocmd BufRead *.py inoremap # X<c-h>#
This will make that the insertion of the hash (pound) sign is always indented in Python source files.