coc.nvim VS vim-lsp

Compare coc.nvim vs vim-lsp and see what are their differences.


Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers. (by neoclide)


async language server protocol plugin for vim and neovim (by prabirshrestha)
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coc.nvim vim-lsp
320 81
24,025 3,031
0.6% -
9.0 6.4
3 days ago 13 days ago
TypeScript Vim Script
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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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 vim-lsp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-27.
  • Using SonarLint language server in Vim?
    4 projects | /r/vim | 27 Oct 2023
    Has anybody managed or got an idea how to make SonarLint Language Server work with e.g. vim-lsp?
  • Vim Golang syntax is ugly
    4 projects | /r/vim | 28 May 2023
    You need to configure a language server. For C++ it's a bit tricky, so good luck with Go. There are other plugins that provide semantic highlighting using LSP, for example (I didn't try it, but it seems good).
  • Vim-writegood: nothing, but a simple Vim9 wrapper around write-good.
    5 projects | /r/vim | 21 May 2023
    ALE can use LSP as well. And if you are using vim-lsp, you can use the same instance of server for both with vim-lsp-ale bridge plugin.
  • small vimrc and lsp?
    4 projects | /r/vim | 15 May 2023
    I feel the same way. Not a one-liner but the smallest config LSP plugin I've found is vim-lsp. It works in both Vim and Neovim.
  • Should I move to NeoVim?
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 25 Apr 2023
    The only major feature that Neovim still has is a built in LSP client. But I find the built in Neovim LSP client is unusably buggy, you're much better off using any of the other LSP plugins. What I use is vim-lsp, but I've tried all of the major lsp client, they are all significantly better than the built in Neovim LSP.
  • Starting with linux, my experience
    3 projects | /r/linux4noobs | 17 Apr 2023
  • Does vim have a built in/plugin version of vscode's command click?
    2 projects | /r/vim | 14 Apr 2023
  • install lsp in vim
    3 projects | /r/vim | 27 Mar 2023
    As for install/configuration, all you need is the latest Vim, the plugins I mentioned, and that bit in your vimrc. You can do a bit better than that if you copy the entire config with mappings from the vim-lsp GitHub page.
  • How to improve deoplete and vim-lsp (pylsp /jedi-language-server)
    3 projects | /r/vim | 22 Mar 2023
    I have a problem with Deoplete and Vim-LSP completion (Python's Pylsp and Jedi-Language-Server). The suggestion is much less, and it also misses a lot of opportunities to suggest compared to Deoplete-Jedi, which literally defeats the former by a large margin. Is there a setting to make this duo works like deoplete with deoplete-jedi?
  • The Ruff python linter is insanely good
    10 projects | /r/Python | 16 Mar 2023
    - add the [prabirshrestha/vim-lsp]( plugin and config to your `.vimrc` (note: `pylsp` is *not* necessary).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing coc.nvim and vim-lsp you can also consider the following projects:

YouCompleteMe - A code-completion engine for Vim

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

nvim-treesitter - Nvim Treesitter configurations and abstraction layer

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

python-lsp-server - Fork of the python-language-server project, maintained by the Spyder IDE team and the community

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

vim-lsc - A vim plugin for communicating with a language server

LunarVim - 🌙 LunarVim is an IDE layer for Neovim. Completely free and community driven.

jedi-language-server - A Python language server exclusively for Jedi. If Jedi supports it well, this language server should too.

VimCompletesMe - You don't Complete Me; Vim Completes Me! A super simple, super minimal, super light-weight tab completion plugin for Vim.