I'm using nVim v0.4.3

I can't seem to get anything but the default syntax highlighting working. (I'm especially trying to get yats typescript syntax highlighting working)

I've tried disabling every plugin. Then every plugin except for HerringtonDarkholme/yats.vim

There's absolutely no difference in the highlighting. (And the default leaves a lot to be desired).

I've also checked :scriptnames to ensure yats wasn't being loaded without my knowledge etc...

Without yats without yats

With yats with yats

This is what I have enabled right now

current plugins

What can I do differently?

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    Are you sure yats is supposed to highlight more? Could be that this is just how it highlights stuff? May 1, 2020 at 3:58
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    Can you give an example of something which should be highlighted differently in your two screenshots?
    – Rich
    May 1, 2020 at 9:07
  • @MartinTournoij First of all, I just wanted to say you're awesome for always being so prompt!!! Thank you too @Rich I'd be lying if I said I knew what yats syntax highlighting should look like but here's a quick comparison imgur.com/a/yRpdPZX You'll notice that on vim there's no highliting for operators, brackets, constants, destructured variables, method calls. It's not the end of the world, but my inclination is that Yats is not actually active. Am I just expecting too much from Yats?
    – vvMINOvv
    May 1, 2020 at 23:48
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    Usually syntax highlighting for Vim tends to be more minimal, I rather prefer it like that since it's less distracting, but tastes differ in that regard. Sometimes there are options to enable/disable stuff; I looked at yats but there's no docs and the highlighting is subdivided in many files, so I'm not sure if there are any other than g:yats_host_keyword mentioned in the README. You could consider asking the plugin maintainers though, if you want to be sure. May 3, 2020 at 3:18
  • @MartinTournoij thanks again. I didn't realize that re: enable/disable features. Thanks a tonne for your support. I'll check in w/ them and share my findings here once I'm done. Thanks again
    – vvMINOvv
    May 4, 2020 at 16:05


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