nvim-cmp VS LuaSnip

Compare nvim-cmp vs LuaSnip and see what are their differences.

nvim-cmp

A completion plugin for neovim coded in Lua. (by hrsh7th)

LuaSnip

Snippet Engine for Neovim written in Lua. (by L3MON4D3)
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nvim-cmp LuaSnip
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7,234 3,082
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8.1 9.2
11 days ago 5 days ago
Lua Lua
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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nvim-cmp

Posts with mentions or reviews of nvim-cmp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-10.
  • What is this red color in cmp?
    1 project | /r/neovim | 11 Dec 2023
    vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "PmenuSel", { bg = c.background_light, fg = "NONE" }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "Pmenu", { fg = c.foreground, bg = c.background_light }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemAbbrDeprecated", { fg = c.foreground_light, bg = "NONE", strikethrough = true }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemAbbrMatch", { fg = c.blue , bg = "NONE", bold = true }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemAbbrMatchFuzzy", { fg = c.blue, bg = "NONE", bold = true }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemMenu", { fg = c.purple, bg = "NONE", italic = true }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindField", { fg = c.red }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindProperty", { fg = c.red }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindEvent", { fg = c.red }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindText", { fg = c.green }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindEnum", { fg = c.green }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindKeyword", { fg = c.green }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindConstant", { fg = c.yellow }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindConstructor", { fg = c.yellow }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindReference", { fg = c.yellow }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindFunction", { fg = c.purple }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindStruct", { fg = c.purple }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindClass", { fg = c.purple }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindModule", { fg = c.purple }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindOperator", { fg = c.purple }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindVariable", { fg = c.foreground }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindFile", { fg = c.foreground }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindUnit", { fg = c.orange }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindSnippet", { fg = c.orange }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindFolder", { fg = c.orange }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindMethod", { fg = c.blue }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindValue", { fg = c.blue }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindEnumMember", { fg = c.blue }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindInterface", { fg = c.aqua }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindColor", { fg = c.aqua }) vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, "CmpItemKindTypeParameter", { fg = c.aqua }) -- https://github.com/hrsh7th/nvim-cmp/pull/1689 vim.api.nvim_set_hl(0, 'FloatBorder', { fg = c.background_light, bg = c.background_light })
  • cmp border background is changed all of a sudden.
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 10 Dec 2023
    Doing a fast scan on the commit history this is probably related to https://github.com/hrsh7th/nvim-cmp/pull/1689 . Hope it helps.
  • Do I need NeoVIM?
    11 projects | /r/neovim | 7 Dec 2023
    https://github.com/hrsh7th/nvim-cmp This is an autocompletion engine https://github.com/nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter This allows NeoVim to install parsing scripts so NeoVim can do things like code highlighting. https://github.com/williamboman/mason.nvim Not strictly necessary, but allows you to access a repo of LSP, install them, and configure them for without you actively messing about in config files. https://github.com/neovim/nvim-lspconfig Also not strictly necessary, but vastly simplifies LSP setup. https://github.com/williamboman/mason-lspconfig.nvim This lets the above two plugins talk to each other more easily.
  • Can't go down when writing a command nvim
    1 project | /r/neovim | 4 Dec 2023
    Edit: Solved I only had to do this
  • What is your most anticipated PR?
    1 project | /r/neovim | 20 Nov 2023
    toggling sources by Treesitter context
  • About some deprecations in Neovim core
    1 project | /r/neovim | 26 Oct 2023
    But today I'm a different person, and I'm sure that this is the right decision. I already gave a spiel on the cmp PR, but lemme copy-paste my response for those that weren't following the issue or don't check their GitHub notifications:
  • nvim starts multiple node processes leading to very high memory usage
    1 project | /r/neovim | 17 Oct 2023
    EDIT: I was able to reproduce the issue with a simplified nvim-cmp init.vim - posted here: https://github.com/hrsh7th/nvim-cmp/issues/1728
  • [Need Help]: I am having trouble getting autocomplete with clangd.
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 25 Aug 2023
    You need to add nvim-cmp and cmp-nvim-lsp
  • is it possible to limit the size of nvim-cmps autocompletion window?
    1 project | /r/neovim | 18 Jul 2023
    one thing that always annoyed me is how the autocomplete window behaves. when the space below your current line isn't sufficient it just teleports above the line. i know you can set a custom menu direction but i'd much rather have it pop up in a consistent place that is below the current line. the other behavior i dislike is the sizing. it's as big as the longest function in the list which can make the window enormous, to the point where there's almost no place left for the docs window. there aren't really any docs in the example below but i imagine with the little space that is left it'll get troublesome for more verbose docs such as with rust. i'd like to somehow tell nvim-cmp to always pop up below the current line, no matter how long the list is and possibly limit the horizontal size. is that at all possible? i've looked through the nvim-cmp wiki but haven't found an adequate solution. does this go beyond nvim-cmp?
  • Toggling the nvim-cmp documentation window
    1 project | /r/neovim | 4 Jul 2023
    Update: This isn't currently supported by nvim-cmp (and in fact it has been a feature request for a bit) and so I did my best and opened a PR that implements it :)

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.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing nvim-cmp and LuaSnip you can also consider the following projects:

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

vim-vsnip - Snippet plugin for vim/nvim that supports LSP/VSCode's snippet format.

cmp-nvim-lsp - nvim-cmp source for neovim builtin LSP client

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

coq.artifacts

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

completion-nvim - A async completion framework aims to provide completion to neovim's built in LSP written in Lua

nvim-snippy - Snippet plugin for Neovim written in Lua

rust-tools.nvim - Tools for better development in rust using neovim's builtin lsp

snippets.nvim

ddc.vim - Dark deno-powered completion framework for neovim/Vim

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.