Execute and view the output of your go code from vim

Here is a small script which I created while trying to make my feedback process faster. It runs the current go file using go run <current filename> and appends its output as a bunch of comments at the bottom of the file whenever you hit <Ctrl>d

function! RunHandler()
  " to save the cursor position
  let l:winview = winsaveview()
  if &ft == "go"
    :silent!$r!go run % 2>&1 | sed 's/^/\/\//g'
    echo "triggered go run " expand("%")
  call winrestview(l:winview)
nnoremap <C-d> :call RunHandler()<cr>

You can use this with slight changes with other file types. Here is a screenshot:

vim screenshot


Make it overwrite the old output or insert before the previous output

#vim #go #learn