I've followed the instructions at https://github.com/neoclide/coc-pairs to install the autopair extension for coc:

:CocInstall coc-pairs

After running this command, I get the following message:

Install finished                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   │~
    - ✓ coc-pairs Move extension [email protected] to /Users/adamgyarmati/.config/coc/extensions/node_modules/coc-pairs

The extension shows up if I run :CocList extensions and the package is listed in .config/coc/extensions/package.json. However if I open any file and type ( or ", nothing happens, the parentheses / quotes aren't closed.

I've noticed that after installing the extension, if I run :CocConfig, none of the options mentioned in the documentation are there. I've tried manually adding "pairs.enableCharacters": ["(", "[", "{", "<", "'", "\""] but that didn't help either.

I'm using nvim v0.5.1 and I don't have any other autopair plugin installed (at least not that I know of).

Any idea what could cause this issue and how to debug it?

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I can reproduce the problem on:

  • Neovim 0.6.1
  • Neovim 0.7.0

It works on Neovim 0.8.0

It seems that you need a more recent version of Neovim: version >= 0.8

  • Thanks, I'll try this. I didn't find a version requirement for Neovim, the docs say Ensure your Vim version >= 8.0 using :version
    – adamgy
    Jan 9, 2023 at 17:14
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    Yepp, upgrading neovim worked, thanks! I was worried about upgrading but just ran brew upgrade neovim and nothing broke.
    – adamgy
    Jan 9, 2023 at 18:16
  • Thanks for the feedback :-) Jan 9, 2023 at 18:56

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