coc.nvim VS LunarVim

Compare coc.nvim vs LunarVim and see what are their differences.


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coc.nvim LunarVim
320 272
24,025 17,596
0.7% 1.3%
9.0 6.9
7 days ago 7 days ago
TypeScript Lua
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of coc.nvim. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-21.
  • I can't stand using VSCode so I wrote my own (it wasn't easy)
    10 projects | | 21 Apr 2024
    As well as its own plugins Vim/NeoVim can use VSCode's LSPs, DAPs and extensions either directly or via plugins like CoC[1] and Mason[2].

    I would be surprised if emacs couldn't do the same.


  • Existing non-lua plugins examples
    8 projects | /r/neovim | 6 Dec 2023
    The most famous TypeScript one probably is coc.nvim
  • ready to use neovim for web development (frontend) - beginners
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 5 Dec 2023
    It is flatly the wrong mindset to think of vim as an IDE. vim is a code editor: get in, make change, get out. Consider vim koans, which are a fun little read. You can throw coc.nvim at Neovim, along with a few other bits to give you a Good Enough setup, but vim isn't and will never be an IDE.
  • Using CoC inlay hints
    1 project | /r/vim | 11 Nov 2023
    I just did a fresh reinstall of CoC, on a newer version of Neovim. I'm now seeing something I hadn't seen before, which CoC calls "inlay hints". They look like this:
  • C# lsp configuration with neovim CoC
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 10 Nov 2023
    I'm currently on an old setup (using coc and polyglot) and nvim v0.6.1. I'll be updating to a more modern setup within next year, using the native lsp and building nvim more frequently. But that's not today.
  • Does anyone know some good altermatives for these Vim plugins on Emacs?
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 18 Jul 2023
  • LazyVim
    32 projects | | 16 Jul 2023
    There are some plugins which have the best documentations I have ever seen, but you need to read it from the Vim.

    Example of coc.nvim:

  • Resources on learning bash scripting
    5 projects | /r/bash | 4 Jul 2023
    Actually you can with coc.nvim & coc-sh. So long as shellcheck is also installed and in PATH, it'll integrate with coc/vim just fine.
  • how to set up coc.nvim extension on offline machine?
    2 projects | /r/vim | 7 Jun 2023
    When you install an extension it runs an npm install or yarn, iirc, which is going to be problematic for you being offline. I was going to say you could copy that ~/.config/coc folder directly to the other machine but yeah, Windows, no idea. You see here
  • GCC autocompletion
    2 projects | /r/vim | 30 May 2023
    You can try, the pre-requisite is to install nodeJS, then to install all the languages LSP. This works for me for Angular, Rust, JavaScript, Vimscript, etc


Posts with mentions or reviews of LunarVim. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-06.
  • Every Neovim, Every Config, All At Once
    3 projects | | 6 Mar 2024
  • LunarVIM: An IDE Layer for Neovim
    1 project | | 3 Jan 2024
  • Tools to achieve a 10x developer workflow on Windows
    11 projects | | 8 Nov 2023
    I would suggest to start getting into vim by first trying out popular vim keybinding plugins available on your favorite code editor and get used to those first. Then, if you want to dive deeper into the power of Neovim, try out popular configs like LazyVim, LunarVim, NvChad... Taking Neovim from a mere text editor to a full-featured IDE with features like intellisense, debugging, testing, etc... on your own takes quite a lot of work and configuration.
  • Helix 23.10 Highlights
    6 projects | | 25 Oct 2023
    I used Helix for a while due to its support for LSP out-of-the-box, which my Vim config at the time couldn't live up to. I switched back to NeoVim after finding LunarVim[1] which had everything I was trying to get setup in my own config.


  • How to Transform Vim to a Complete IDE?
    7 projects | | 19 Sep 2023
  • Mastering Emacs
    6 projects | | 23 Aug 2023
    I'll admit I didn't look into it, but Helix sounds like something like LunarVim (

    Personally I much prefer that the editor NOT ship with something like that by default, especially when it's so easy to set up. I have several different vim config I use, including a pretty bare-bones one for headless systems, and I much prefer the ability to customize something very specifically.

    Build tools that can compose together, rather than a single do-it-all tool. That is the power of the low level editors vs IDE's.

  • No inline errors in Python unless I add and delete a line
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 18 Aug 2023
  • LazyVim
    32 projects | | 16 Jul 2023
    I can't comment on any implementation details, but at least with LunarVim (which I use for daily coding), a slowdown when interacting with LSP is very noticeable. Some others have attested to this on a GitHub issue.

    I'm not doubting your experiences with the lack of a slowdown, but there is truth that others do experience it. That might be more of a problem with LunarVim itself rather than Vim, but how likely am I (as someone who would like to avoid what he calls "config hell") or other newcomers to avoid whatever pitfalls there are, if a distribution designed for ease of use by people who know better fall into them?

  • Should Neovim now release a standard official configuration so that people who want an editor that just works out of the box get onboarded easily ?
    10 projects | /r/neovim | 4 Jul 2023
  • neovim config
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 4 Jul 2023
    Anyways, although i have not used them, LazyVim and LunarVim comes highly recommended. You can try these and see what suits you .

What are some alternatives?

When comparing coc.nvim and LunarVim you can also consider the following projects:

YouCompleteMe - A code-completion engine for Vim

AstroNvim - AstroNvim is an aesthetic and feature-rich neovim config that is extensible and easy to use with a great set of plugins

vim-lsp - async language server protocol plugin for vim and neovim

SpaceVim - A community-driven modular vim/neovim distribution - The ultimate vimrc

nvim-treesitter - Nvim Treesitter configurations and abstraction layer

NvChad - An attempt to make neovim cli as functional as an IDE while being very beautiful , blazing fast. [Moved to:]

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

NvChad - Blazing fast Neovim config providing solid defaults and a beautiful UI, enhancing your neovim experience.

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

Neovim-from-scratch - 📚 A Neovim config designed from scratch to be understandable

ale - Check syntax in Vim/Neovim asynchronously and fix files, with Language Server Protocol (LSP) support

LazyVim - Neovim config for the lazy