Emacs Lisp Vim

Open-source Emacs Lisp projects categorized as Vim

Top 9 Emacs Lisp Vim Projects

  • spacemacs

    A community-driven Emacs distribution - The best editor is neither Emacs nor Vim, it's Emacs *and* Vim!

    Project mention: Emacs User Survey – 2022 Results | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-12-18

    They did not stop, it's just rolling release for some years now and everything is happening in develop-branch. See the last release-note at master from two months ago:


  • doomemacs

    An Emacs framework for the stubborn martian hacker

    Project mention: The benefits of everything (in Emacs) being a buffer | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-01-30

    > What both Emacs and Vim have in common is an intimidating learning curve. You can't just dip your toe in.

    You kinda can, these days.

    One of the main issues is that Emacs is, out of the box, the most complete toolbox you'll ever see, while at the same time being very incomplete. You have an email client, spreadsheet, unit converter, ASCII drawing, debugger, file explorer and so on and so forth. Meanwhile, you open a Python file and you are lacking a bunch of stuff that the likes of VSCode have out of the box.

    So the solution is to customize, and that takes an inordinate amount of time.

    Thankfully, some other people have solved this for us:


    Spacemacs has VI commands by default - and I don't mean just the simplest keybindings like some VI emulators do, it's using evil-mode and it's pretty good. It can also be used in 'holy' mode (Emacs keybindings).

    There's also(the one I use):


    Either of these will get you a much more modern Emacs experience out of the box. Sure, you need to learn concepts and keybindings. Thankfully there's no shortage of tutorials, and Emacs own built-in documentation is very good. It also has a built-in tutorial, which is how I learned.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • evil

    The extensible vi layer for Emacs.

    Project mention: The benefits of everything (in Emacs) being a buffer | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-01-30

    > What both Emacs and Vim have in common is an intimidating learning curve. You can't just dip your toe in.

    Another thing that Emacs and Vim have in common is Vim keybindings.[1] You can pick Emacs keybindings up at your own pace. From one vimmer to another, if you want to try out Emacs, I highly recommend doing it with Evil.

    [1] https://github.com/emacs-evil/evil

  • rigpa

    A metacircular modal UI framework.

  • dotfiles

    ~/.* (by jasonliang-dev)

  • dotfiles

    My personal dotfiles (emacs, zsh, vim, i3) (by WolfeCub)

  • dotfiles

    CLI, Emacs, Hammerspoon (by olivertaylor)

    Project mention: Any good recommendations for a total noob who wants to try out emacs? | reddit.com/r/emacs | 2022-03-09

    I got a lot out of starting off with this fella's minimum.el file: https://github.com/olivertaylor/dotfiles/blob/master/emacs/cookbook/minimum.el

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • dotfiles

    🐧 Custom config files for better workflow on Linux (by woofers)

  • dotfiles

    💠 Kinda cozy setup (by axelf4)

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-01-30.

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What are some of the best open-source Vim projects in Emacs Lisp? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 spacemacs 22,765
2 doomemacs 15,865
3 evil 2,747
4 rigpa 151
5 dotfiles 43
6 dotfiles 38
7 dotfiles 20
8 dotfiles 7
9 dotfiles 3
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