Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Vim and Emmet


Carl Burks

I was playing around with vim the other day and I really liked the powerful command ability to insert several elements consider:

Vim Code 3i<li> </li>

Output Vim Code <li> </li> <li> </li> <li> </li>

This baked in support is quite powerful, but what does the modern development analog? Emmet Actions from visual studio code can do something really similar if not more powerful.

Consider the following example from Emmet's documentation.

I'm not sure if it would be worth ditching the vim extension to vs code yet, but it is quiet promising.

Want to learn more?

Emmet Syntax

Vim vscode extension

Vim manual page