Making Emacs Popular Again

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  • nvim-lspconfig

    Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

  • lsp-mode

    Emacs client/library for the Language Server Protocol

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  • lush.nvim

    Create Neovim themes with real-time feedback, export anywhere.

  • eglot

    A client for Language Server Protocol servers

  • LunarVim

    An IDE layer for Neovim with sane defaults. Completely free and community driven.

  • telescope.nvim

    Find, Filter, Preview, Pick. All lua, all the time.

    Nvim has some plugins and features that do some of the things you might be interested in. Telescope[0][1] which is a fuzzy finder for anything you can think of (files, symbols, color themes, etc.[2]). The LSP and Treesitter stuff in nvim 0.5+ is also pretty cool. If you want to just try it without much work the Lunarvim[3] project comes with sane defaults and included plugins (including Telescope).

    Lua as the default configuration language makes things simple to configure as well.

    Having said all that...if someone told me [insert-text-editor] had everything I would want I would probably check it out and go home to vim (but I do enjoy learning about new stuff and features).


  • straight.el

    🍀 Next-generation, purely functional package manager for the Emacs hacker.

    Have you tried any package manager tool that support taking a snapshot of your current whole setup (i.e. all the exact package version you are using)? Then on your new environment, it can be restored by the snapshot you saved before.

    Here is one I'm using (it works for me except the overwhelming document).

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • dap-mode

    Emacs :heart: Debug Adapter Protocol

    You’re looking for the DAP[1], which is pretty much LSP for debuggers.


  • moe

    A command line based editor inspired by vi/vim. Written in Nim.

    There is a some effort in Nim, called moe[1]. Nim has a lot of features similar to a Lisp, and is both compiled and scriptable. Of course, it requires contributions to make it usable as a daily driver, but I guess that is somewhat the point. The vision is sound imo.


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