I added a few lines to my .vimrc today in my ongoing effort to be more productive and type fewer key strokes.
First I changed the <leader> variable from a backslash to a comma which is easier to type. The leader variable is useful for creating custom commands.
"Easier mapleader than the default "\"
let mapleader = ","
Instead of manually typing "import ipdb; ipdb.set_trace()", the following vim configuration will insert a python breakpoint in the next line by typing ,p in normal mode. As the comment explains, ctrl v and then escape must be typed in order to create the characters ...