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posted by janrinok on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:27PM   Printer-friendly
from the cue-vim-emacs-war-in-5-4-3-2-1 dept.

Hell_Rok writes:

"Neovim is an effort to aggressively re-factor the Vim source code and improve on:

  • It will provide first class support for embedding.
  • It lets you extend the editor in any programming language.
  • It supports more powerful GUIs.
  • Vim plugins will work with it.

Hosted on Bounty Source it has reached $25,500 of it's goal of $10,000, although there are still 3 days to reach further stretch goals! You can view the projects current progress and even pitch in over at GitHub. As someone who has started using Vim full-time over the last 6 months I feel that this is a very good project for the longevity of Vim."

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  • (Score: 1) by HiThere on Thursday March 20 2014, @08:28PM

    by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 20 2014, @08:28PM (#19056) Journal

    Well, for one thing EMACS aggressively doesn't understand file systems. (That's not quite right, but I can't figure out how better to say it.) I've tried EMACS a few times, and I'll never learn it because of the strain that multi-key commands put on my hands, but their "buffers" are a ridiculously complex way to deal with files. And it's not inherent in LISP, so that's not the excuse. I have done (a very small amount of) LISP programming, and a standard editor is much more usable than is EMACS. (I will grant that I'm not using vi for this purpose either, but it's EMACS that is supposed to be adapted to LISP.)

    OTOH, I'm not sure what one gains from "refactored vi". The purpose of vi is to be used in situations where there's slightly more RAM available than nano needs. It's not a geany or kate replacement. Trying to make it one is more likely to kill it than to improve it.

    Javascript is what you use to allow unknown third parties to run software you have no idea about on your computer.