Python code folding with Vim


I have tried a bunch of Python code folding plugins and I have seen this question asked once here, but they all don't seem to be too useful to achieve Python code folding in this manner:

class myClass(models.Model):
    [folded code]

    class Meta:
        [folded code]

    def __unicode__(self):
        [folded code]

    def save(self, *args, **kwargs):
        [folded code]

So my question is, Is there any Python code folding plugin that can do this? I haven't been able to find any so far and I have tried out quite a number of such Vim plugins already.

5/23/2017 12:25:20 PM


Because of its reliance on significant whitespace rather than explicit block delimiters, properly folding Python code can be tricky. The Python syntax definition that comes bundled with Vim doesn't contain any fold directives at all, and the simplest workaround is to :set foldmethod=indent, which usually ends up folding a lot more than you really want it to.

There's no shortage of Vim plugins for improved Python folding, but most seem to suffer from cobbled-together algorithms with bizarre, intractable bugs in the corner cases. SimpylFold aims to be exactly what its name suggests: simple, correct folding for Python. It's nothing more than it needs to be: it properly folds class and function/method definitions, and leaves your loops and conditional blocks untouched. There's no BS involved: no screwing around with unrelated options (which several of the other plugins do), no choice of algorithms to scratch your head over (because there's only one that's correct); it just works, simply.

7/2/2012 4:52:55 PM

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