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I was wondering what plugin or change to my .vimrc file can allow for displaying auto compilation comments like this,

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  • I think the term to search would be 'vim linting plugins' - Ale is a popular choice (although some say it's a 'heavy' plugin). See this link for a brief discussion.
    – mattb
    Commented Feb 18, 2022 at 16:26
  • Welcome to Vi and Vim! Plugin requests are considered off-topic. A better way to frame your question might be "How can I show compilation errors and lints in vim?" to which there are several good answers, such as :make or ALE or coc (LSP).
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Feb 18, 2022 at 20:55

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So after doing some digging, it turns out that these are known as "diagnostics", and are available through the built in LSP for c++, or any other language you are coding in. (You just need the corresponding LSP installed). LSP's are conveniently built into Nvim now.

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