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Is it possible to write .nvimrc for NeoVim in Lua? Is it planned for the future?

  • According to this discussion on reddit I would say that you'll still have to write your nvimrc in vimscript. But maybe someone has more info than I have. – statox Jun 23 '15 at 12:11
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    I'd even argue you don't want to write your .nvimrc in Lua. Ultimately, I think the plan is to use Vimscript for configuration and Lua for plugins, scripting, etc. – bsmith89 Nov 4 '15 at 22:11
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As of of June 2015, the lua to VimsSript transpiler integration is still being worked on, so currently you cannot use Lua to write .nvimrc, unfortunately.

See this issue: https://github.com/neovim/neovim/issues/1536

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  • I believe what NeoVim wants to achieve is a VimScript to Lua transpiler, so they can use the LuaJIT runtime. So I'm wondering if the Lua engine is already integrated anywhere... – Michał Bendowski Jun 29 '15 at 20:34

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