SmartCase : replacing words while keeping original lower/uppercase style
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|An example, you may want to replace any FileSize appears in your program into LastModifiedTime. Since it appears everywhere as both uppercases and lowercases, you have to write it several times:
:%s/FileSize/LastModifiedTime/g " function names
:%s/file_size/last_modified_time/g " variable names
:%s/FILE_SIZE/LAST_MODIFIED_TIME/g " macros
:%s/File size/Last modified time/g " document/comments
This script copes with the case style for you so that you need write just one command:
An alternative way:
first search for the string: /\cfile\A\?size
then run a command: :%SmartCase "LastModifiedTime"
By the way, SmartCase can also cope with the circumstance where you want to replace the string's case style while keeping its words. For example:
FileSize => file_size
LastModifiedTime => last_modified_time
This can be done with the following command:
To sum up: the first argument to SmartCase is the reference words, the secend argument is the reference styles, if the second argument omitted, it's submatch(0).
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||Trivial improvement: Treat numbers using last style, and will not lose numbers when replacing.
||changed <q-args> to <args> for multiple arguments capability.
changed some usage help.
||1) Added a command interface :SmartCase
2) a bug fixed
Thank Salman Halim for the bug report and advices.