Saturday, February 22, 2014

neovim

I am quite excited by the promise of neovim, the most recent go at re-thinking Vim.

This project isn't a re-write. That's good. I think a whole re-write is a bad idea. They're starting with the modest goal of cleaning up the cruft that is the current Vim C pool and make system. Nicely played.

They have bigger ambitions though, like completely revamping the plugin system and catering for arbitrary GUIs through coprocesses, as well as the Holy Vim dream of embedding our beloved editor in foreign hosts through a Vim Library model. Sounds lovely.

I wish them well and will be cheering at the sidelines. I might even find a way to contribute if I get the chance.

Go, you good thing!