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Reading Source Code on iPad with Vim syntax highlighting

The best way to learn new languages/technologies is to read some good sample source code.

Incidentally there is an abundance of source code, but only so little time. I thought it would be nice to read some on my iPad while I’m on the train. Of course it would be even better if I could have it syntax colored.

Fortunately as I mentioned in my previous post, there is an easy command in Vim to convert any text to html, including the colors.

:TOhtml

does the trick.

So here is what you need to do:

  1.  Get yourself an iPad reader that supports html – I use GoodReader
  2.  Convert the source code you would like to read into html using your Vim editor and save it to a file
  3.  Upload the saved html file to your iPad reader (ideally using something quick and convenient like GoodReader’s WiFi transfer)
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