ultisnips VS friendly-snippets

Compare ultisnips vs friendly-snippets and see what are their differences.

ultisnips

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

friendly-snippets

Set of preconfigured snippets for different languages. (by rafamadriz)
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ultisnips

Posts with mentions or reviews of ultisnips. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-21.
  • LaTeX and Neovim for technical note-taking
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Feb 2024
    I always like people's LaTeX-based note taking setups. I'm a mathematician, so I write a lot of LaTeX too. (And I use vim, so I really like vim+Latex workflows).

    It's interesting that this post (or rather, the later post that discusses this) talks about the advantages of UltiSnips. The well-known vim-LaTeX posts written by Gilles Castel (RIP) relied pivotally on UltiSnips.

    It's not just that UltiSnips is a snippet engine. There are many of those (including LuaSnip, the other snippet engine mentioned in the OP series of articles). It's that UltiSnips can dispatch arbitrary expressions to short python code sections, and python has a great scientific library. For example, it's trivial to write a `sympy` snippet that will simplify or compute a given expression and write the output in latex for you.

    But UltiSnips works *terribly* with neovim [1] [2]. Why? Because UltiSnips uses python, and neovim's python interface is 100x slower than vim's python interface. There are design decisions for this and I'm not trying to say that neovim is bad. I use both vim and neovim. But I use vim+UltiSnips+vimtex for writing LaTeX.

    LuaSnip has interpolation too. I suppose it would be possible to write more code that calls from LuaSnip to a system like sympy (or other). But that's work. On the other hand, I think it takes a true power user to actually want or use the fancy interpolation functions.

    [1]: https://github.com/SirVer/ultisnips/issues/974

  • Looking for tutorials / Hello world projects to create Neovim plugins using Pynvim
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 10 Dec 2023
    I think in-the-wild examples like Ultisnips deoplete semshi (although they are advanced and somewhat complex) would also be good examples to learn how one can use python for writing plugins.
  • UltiSnips – Snippet Solution for Vim
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Aug 2023
  • lsp-zero v2.x is now available
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 23 Apr 2023
    I didn't know lsp-zero, but this integration seems just for me except for that I am using UltiSnips instead of luasnip. Just curious how difficult do you think it is to add UltiSnips integration along with cmp-nvim-ultisnips?
  • Minimalistic neovim/vim with batteries included ?
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 18 Apr 2023
  • How to solve this? (Ultisnippets plugin)
    1 project | /r/vim | 15 Mar 2023
  • Awkwardness when typing in '\n' or '\t' or (...) [...] etc. -- (Have others noticed this too?) -- (is there a better way?)
    4 projects | /r/vim | 17 Feb 2023
    If you use UltiSnips, you can just do this:
  • Vim + LaTeX
    4 projects | /r/vim | 11 Feb 2023
    Snipets or code completion can be done in a number of different ways, and how that is configured will depend on what method you use. In the blog he uses the vim plugin ultisnips. You'll find details on configuration for that in that link.
  • Python36.dll not found
    2 projects | /r/vim | 6 Jan 2023
    Heyo, I've been trying to get UltiSnips and YouCompleteMe to work, however, I've ran into a bit of a problem. The python36.dll library does not seem to exist for UltiSnips, and YouCompleteMe cannot locate python at all (screenshots at bottom).
  • SirVer/ultisnips: UltiSnips - The ultimate snippet solution for Vim. Send pull requests to SirVer/ultisnips!
    1 project | /r/devel | 1 Jan 2023

friendly-snippets

Posts with mentions or reviews of friendly-snippets. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-12.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ultisnips and friendly-snippets you can also consider the following projects:

LuaSnip - Snippet Engine for Neovim written in Lua.

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

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

snippets.nvim

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

lspkind.nvim - vscode-like pictograms for neovim lsp completion items

emmet-vim - emmet for vim: http://emmet.io/

cmp_luasnip - luasnip completion source for nvim-cmp

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

language-server-protocol - Defines a common protocol for language servers.

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