libvim: The core Vim editing engine as a minimal C library (by onivim)

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libvim reviews and mentions

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  • Vim C API
    1 project | /r/vim | 30 May 2023
    I am working on a hobby project in which I need to simulate vim motions outside of vim. I need some API that have functions that would take as input a text, some vim mode and a key (or sequence of keys) and return what is the output text and vim mode. It could be in Rust, C or C++. I tried using libvim ( but it is way more than I want (and also, I am having a hard time to build it on my machine). Are there any other alternatives?
  • Failing to include libvim
    1 project | /r/C_Programming | 4 Jan 2023
    Hi there! I'm trying to import in a separate standalone file. But, just cloning the repository and using #include "../libvim/src/libvim.h" doesn't work, as the file contains multiple errors. It seems to me that libvim also have other dependencies that are missing, which causes such errors. If I try to build it, in the way that is explained in it works, but I suppose that this happens because the Makefile adds the necessary dependencies. The Makefile has over 3000 lines, and I don't have much experience on this. Is there a standard way to automatically add any necessary dependencies? Am I using this library in a wrong way?
  • Where do we stand with regard to neovim being everywhere?
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 16 Oct 2022
    Oni is a proper neovim gui, whereas Oni2 is something else entirely (uses
  • Do VIM keybindings make sense in a knowledge base app?
    3 projects | /r/vim | 27 Jun 2022
    You might want to look at Dunno what it's capabilities are, but, it might be of use.
  • Given Neovim, is there any reason to purchase Onivim? Also, are nvim/vim plugins vs VSCode plugins equally available?
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 5 Jul 2021
    In progress work, but we do use vim under the hood (i.e. a fork of vim, where we've made it more suitable for being used as a library: So we can support vim plugins (or at least a subset of them), we just want to have tests back up and running for them in libvim, and have more testing in place at the Oni2 end as well.
  • Onivim 2 is a retro-futuristic modal editor
    13 projects | | 24 Jun 2021
    Seems they had trouble implementing that with Neovim[0]. Relevant reddit thread[1]



  • The values of Emacs, the Neovim revolution, and the VSCode gorilla
    3 projects | /r/neovim | 17 Jan 2021
    FYI, this isn't built on neovim anymore
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onivim/libvim is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of libvim is Vim Script.

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