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I'm learning vim right now as I use it to quickly fix something in files on a server. Recently I've been thinking of switching from my IDE to vim, but I'm interested if all the features I need are in vim or if they can be added with plugins. I develop mainly in PHP and JavaScript.

What I'm looking for is:

  • Contextual help(point on function and see its arguments from oxygen docs)
  • Code navigator(list of classes and functions in file to easily move between them)
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Yes, check out for plugins.

Context help is

Code navigator i don't know right now. But with some google i am sure you find one. Here is for example python code completion i use:

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I found one code navigator: Tag List plugin (, trying it right now – Kuroki Kaze Mar 24 '10 at 17:37

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