LuaSnip VS vim-vsnip

Compare LuaSnip vs vim-vsnip and see what are their differences.

LuaSnip

Snippet Engine for Neovim written in Lua. (by L3MON4D3)

vim-vsnip

Snippet plugin for vim/nvim that supports LSP/VSCode's snippet format. (by hrsh7th)
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LuaSnip vim-vsnip
77 30
3,143 866
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9.1 4.1
14 days ago 5 months ago
Lua Vim Script
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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LuaSnip

Posts with mentions or reviews of LuaSnip. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-16.

vim-vsnip

Posts with mentions or reviews of vim-vsnip. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-26.
  • Setting Up Razor Support in Neovim for Enhanced C# Development
    2 projects | dev.to | 26 Jan 2024
  • UltiSnips – Snippet Solution for Vim
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Aug 2023
    My go to these days has been https://github.com/hrsh7th/vim-vsnip. It is compatible with LSP and VSCode snippet format. Since it is in pure VimScript you don’t need to battle configuring python just to get the plug-in to work.
  • UltiSnips to LuaSnip converter
    5 projects | /r/neovim | 6 Jan 2023
    I first started by reading some tutorials but most of those used parser combinators. For me, parser combinators always caused some issues sooner or later (at least in Lua when trying to parse recursive / nested nodes). An example project that uses this technique is vim-vsnip: https://github.com/hrsh7th/vim-vsnip/blob/master/autoload/vsnip/snippet/parser.vim. Later, I found out that Luacheck uses a different approach which I liked better: https://github.com/lunarmodules/luacheck/blob/master/src/luacheck/parser.lua. That's the project that helped me the most while writing my own parsers for different snippet engines.
  • Template in C++
    8 projects | /r/neovim | 12 Sep 2022
    This plugin could use it? hrsh7th/vim-vsnip
  • Neovim, LSP and AWS Cloudformation Autocomplete
    6 projects | /r/neovim | 28 Jun 2022
    I am not a snippets expert, I don't even currently use snippets. However, I know that both LuaSnip and vim-vsnip can load these vscode style snippets. So my recommendation would be to get the snippets and use one of those two snippet plugins.
  • Help with autocompletion of html tags in React.
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 18 May 2022
  • Neovim for screenplay writing
    9 projects | /r/neovim | 1 May 2022
    For autocompletion I use the nvim-cmp plugin. If you're not coding, it might be overkill. But during writing it helps me a lot, because it autosuggests words that I used in the current buffer, too. The most popular autocomplete plugins should be compatible with the most popular snippets engines like vim-vsnip.
  • The Must-Have Neovim Plugins for Julia
    12 projects | dev.to | 20 Jan 2022
    Have you ever wondered how to have a snippet completion in VSCode so you can write Julia code fast but in Neovim? Fear not! vim-vsnip is the plugin you need. This plugin supports LSP/VSCode's snippet format. But first, you need to install cmp-vsnip for this plugin to be sourced to nvim-cmp. Oh btw, these three plugins: nvim-cmp, vim-vsnip, and cmp-vsnip → are made by the same person which is actually cool! If you want to support them, become a sponsor! (I am poor so I cannot sponsor yet 😔)
  • TSServer Snippets
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 6 Jan 2022
    I believe you want the second variant. Then you should install some snippet plugin like vsnip or luasnip and config it with your completion engine.
  • Anyone using Neovim for Drupal development?
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 8 Dec 2021
    https://github.com/hrsh7th/vim-vsnip says it supports vscode style snippets, so apparently you could use https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=kaffeine.advanced-drupal-8-snippets with that plugin.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing LuaSnip and vim-vsnip you can also consider the following projects:

ultisnips - UltiSnips - The ultimate snippet solution for Vim. Send pull requests to SirVer/ultisnips!

friendly-snippets - Set of preconfigured snippets for different languages.

nvim-snippy - Snippet plugin for Neovim written in Lua

nvim-compe - Auto completion Lua plugin for nvim

snippets.nvim

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

nvim-cmp - A completion plugin for neovim coded in Lua.

coc.nvim - Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers.

which-key.nvim - 💥 Create key bindings that stick. WhichKey is a lua plugin for Neovim 0.5 that displays a popup with possible keybindings of the command you started typing.

neovim - Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

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