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Indent PHP Switch Statements Properly With Vim

I use vim as my main editor and it works great, except for one thing. Indenting switch statements in vim. For some reason, vim seems to think that this is the right way:

switch ($narf) {
case 'troz':
    // stuff goes here
    break;
}

But everyone knows that’s wrong. There is a simple solution though, just add

let g:PHP_vintage_case_default_indent = 1

to your .vimrc and work away without any issues. This is what happens after adding that line:

switch ($narf) {
    case 'troz':
        // stuff goes here
        break;
}

I’ve been fighting this for so long so to finally find the solution is a huge relief. It’s amazing what you find when you break down and actually look through the documentation!