vim language bindings

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Sat Oct 14 02:08:24 UTC 2017

> On 13 Oct, 2017, at 19:59, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> On 14/10/17 12:21 am, Adam Weinberger wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to get a feel for how many people utilize utilize vim's language bindings. Note that this does NOT include syntax highlighting, indenting, or anything related to editing language-specific files. This is calling external scripting languages and interactive debugging within vim.
>> Right now, vim installs Lua, Perl, Python, Ruby, and TCL for everybody, and I'm not sure whether anybody actually intentionally uses Lua or TCL anymore. Python hooks are definitely staying, but if you use any other language bindings, please reply and tell me which ones.
>> Thanks!
>> # Adam
> One hopes vim-lite does not install those, right?

vim-lite is just console vim with the language bindings turned off. It's not actually any lighter.

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
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