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      Most important addition: we now have :smile!


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        The :smile command is there, but the feature seems to be broken. It does not smile.

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      I consider neovim as a great example of how to “modernize” classic Unix software while still staying true to what attracts people to it.

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      Personally, I dislike most language servers; I find them to be slow and heavy, just like most IDEs.

      There are notable exceptions. gopls and rust-analyzer tend to have decent performance.

      Tree-Sitter support is great, and so is the improved Lua functionality. I’ve moved some of my init.vim to lua files, and might eventually go 100% lua. Lua is the first language I really cut my teeth on (I worked on some Minetest mods) so it has a special place in my heart.

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        Can someone tell me more about what tree-sitter does? I have it enabled but still not sure about the breadth of its functionality.

        From what I understand it can parse source code into syntax trees which help with things like syntax highlighting. Does it do more than this?

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          It can also provide text objects and symbols which other tools can use.

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          Once you have syntax trees you can do a ton of things like accurate text-objects (ast-objects?), indentation, folding… Most of the things that are currently done with regexes that can fail could be done with a tree-sitter that wouldn’t.

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            Makes sense. Thanks a lot.

            Also the linked article has well written info about tree-sitter. I should have checked it before asking.