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Making Vim auto-indent PHP/HTML using alternative syntax

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I edit PHP in Vim and have enjoyed the auto-indenting, but PHP’s alternative syntax doesn’t auto-indent how I would like. For instance, in an HTML template, Vim doesn’t recognize the open control structure in the same way it does when using braces. Example:

<html>
  <body>
    <p>
      <?php if (1==1): ?>
      This line should be indented.
      <?php endif; ?>
    </p>
  </body>
</html>

I want Vim to recognize the open control structure and indent the HTML within it. Another example which uses pure PHP:

<?php
  if (1==1):
    echo "This line gets indented";
  echo "This one doesn't";
  endif;
?>

The indentation is terminated by the semicolon, even though the control structure is still open.

Does anybody know how to get Vim to work in these situations? Thanks.

How to&Answers:

It would seem that this is not possible given the currently available Vim plugins, nor is it likely to be addressed.