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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Navigating the code base with tags

A common task when navigating code bases is trying to figure out where certain methods are defined, and looking for occurrences of a certain method.

Vim has a built-in feature that allows you to navigate to the definition of a variable in the same file. With the cursor over a word, press gd to go to the declaration of the variable. For instance, open animal_farm.py and position your cursor at the beginning of make_animal on line 26. Press gd, and your cursor will jump to line 13, where the function is defined:

gd will look for a local variable declaration first. There's also gD, which will look for a global ...

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