Vim is somewhat intelligent when it comes to folding code, and supports multiple ways to fold code. The folding method is guarded by a foldmethod option in your .vimrc file. Supported fold methods are as follows:
- manual allows you to manually define folds. This becomes unrealistic when working with any substantial body of text.
- indent supports indentation-based folding, which is perfect for languages and code bases where indentation matters (regardless of the language you're working with, a standardized code base is likely to have some consistent indentation, making indent a quick and easy way to fold away bits you don't care for).
- expr allows for a regular-expression based folding. This is an extremely powerful tool if you ...