Neovim/lua the hardway

Is there something like but in Lua instead ?

Many years ago, I read Vi IMproved, Vim / Steve Oualline [ I think this was the book, not 100% sure ]. I have not read any Vim books since.

Is there something that covers Lua + NeoVim together ?

I have the VIM basics. I have Lua basics; what I need is help learning extending Neovim in Lua. (Lua in particular, not interested in Vimscript).



If you have vim and lua knowledge, then you just need to learn neovim api. Here. Cover following topics for basics (you can learn in order, top to bottom):

  • vim.keymap
  • vim.cmd
  • vim.fn
  • vim.inspect (use this to print table, etc. while debugging)
  • Setting variables:
    • vim.env
    • vim.g, vim.b, vim.w, vim.t, vim.v
    • vim.o,, vim.go, vim.wo
  • vim.api , some examples:
    • vim.api.nvim_set_keymap
    • vim.api.nvim_create_user_command
    • vim.api.nvim_create_autocmd
    • vim.api.nvim_create_augroup
    • vim.api.nvim_set_hl
  • vim.lsp
  • vim.diagnostic
  • vim.api ( to search help on vim.api functions, you need to remove vim.api part, for example: to search for help on vim.api.nvim_get_current_line() you need to type :h nvim_get_current_line)
  • vim.loop
  • vim.ui
  • There are new events like LspAttach, etc.

These will be enough for normal configuration.


The nanotee guide was merged into neovim itself as well: :h lua-guide

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