slimv / description.txt

Script name

Lisp and Clojure REPL inside Vim: a script that tries to mimic SLIME.

Slimv tries to mimic a subset of SLIME's (Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs) functionality inside Vim on Linux and Windows. The script defines functions and keybindings to send Lisp s-expressions to a Lisp REPL. Slimv runs its own REPL or connects to a running REPL started by a previous Slimv session. The connection to Lisp is established when the first Slimv command is executed (e.g. an s-expression is evaluated).

The Lisp REPL buffer can also be opened inside Vim as a Vim buffer with syntax highlighting and autoindenting, Lisp commands may be entered in the command line, just as in a regular REPL. The script also has a basic support for Clojure REPL.
Check out the screenshot at:

Here follows a list of Slimv commands, any similarity with SLIME's menu is not coincidental. :)
For a more complete description with keybindings see the included documentation.

Evaluation commands:
    *  Eval Defun
    *  Eval Last Expression
    *  Pprint Eval Last Expression
    *  Eval Region
    *  Eval Buffer
    *  Interactive Eval
    *  Undefine Function

Debug commands:
    *  Macroexpand-1
    *  Macroexpand
    *  Trace
    *  Untrace
    *  Disassemble
    *  Inspect

Compile commands:
    *  Compile Defun
    *  Compile and Load File
    *  Compile File
    *  Compile Region

Profile commands:
    *  Load Profiler
    *  Profile
    *  Unprofile
    *  Unprofile All
    *  Show Profiled
    *  Profile Report
    *  Profile Reset

Documentation commands:
    *  Describe Symbol
    *  Apropos
    *  Generate Tags

REPL commands:
    *  Connect to Server
    *  Send Input
    *  Close and Send Input
    *  Previous Input
    *  Next Input

Many Slimv commands operate on s-expressions or symbols, just like in SLIME. Place the cursor at any location inside the s-expression or on the symbol's name then invoke the command. This builds a command specific form and sends it to the running REPL for evaluation.

For more information see the documentation coupled with the script, please refer to section "External Utilities" for other useful Lisp editing tips not covered by Slimv.
Installation details
Extract the zip archive into your vimfiles or runtime directory. The archive contains plugin/slimv.vim, plugin/, plugin/metering.lisp and doc/slimv.txt.

Slimv works on Windows and on Linux. The script requires the following programs installed on your system:
    *  Lisp (any Common Lisp should be OK) or Clojure
    *  Python 2.4 or later
    *  Pywin32 is recommended on Windows
Slimv tries to autodetect your Lisp and Python installation directories. If it fails to determine the correct directories, then you need to enter path definitions into your vimrc file:
    let g:slimv_python = 'C:/MyPythonDir/python.exe'
    let g:slimv_lisp = 'C:/MyLispDir/mylisp.exe'

For Clojure set the Lisp path to the Clojure startup command, something like:
    let g:slimv_lisp = '"java -cp clojure.jar clojure.lang.Repl"'

Linux users using terminal emulator other than xterm should define the complete command to run the Slimv client + server. Here follows an example with konsole and clisp:

let g:slimv_client = 'python ~/.vim/plugin/ -r "konsole -T Slimv -e @p @s -l clisp -s"'

See the included documentation for more complete installation and customization instructions.


Lisp with Vim: a script that tries to mimic a subset of SLIME's functionality.

Lisp and Clojure REPL inside a Vim buffer: Major update to the Slimv script.


0.4.1: Added profiler support for SBCL, new commands: Show Profiled/Send Input/Close and Send Input/Previous Input/Next Input, highlight error messages.

0.4.0: Added SLIME's profiling tool with support from Slimv, added command to generate tags file, fixed eval problems of large buffers, fixed Compile And Load filename problems with '\' on Windows, recycle old REPL temporary file at next server startup.

0.3.0: REPL buffer enhancements: added syntax highlighting and automatic indentation, it is possible to enter a multi-line command, Ctrl-C is working; server REPL window performance enhancement on Linux.

0.2.2: Fixed REPL input and output mix-up problems, evaluation performance enhancement, corrected some more macroexpand problems. 

0.2.1: Added basic Clojure support, fixed some macroexpand and REPL refresh problems.

0.2.0: Major update: Lisp REPL inside a Vim buffer.

0.1.4: Corrected the delayed display of last line in REPL window on Linux.
       Ctrl+C is propagated to Lisp REPL, so it is possible to interrupt a running program.

0.1.3: Handle DOS and Unix style line endings on Windows, don't write logfile when debug level not set



- REPL buffer refresh on Vim focus gain works only in gvim, not in console vim
- REPL buffer refresh sometimes does not work first time after the server Lisp windows was just opened
- Ctrl+C does not work from Vim REPL buffer
- Ctrl+C works in server Lisp window (but only in Lisp implementations that support it, so not in SBCL)


Differences to Limp

As far as I know, the main differences at the moment are:
- Limp (0.3.4) works with SBCL on Linux (and Mac?), Slimv (0.1) should work for any Common Lisp implementation on Linux and Windows.
- Limp is a filetype plugin, it does automatic bracket closing, (some) name completion, current form highlighting, Hyperspec lookup in browser.
Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.