Questions tagged [vim-development]

Questions regarding development of Vim itself, via adding features, patching bugs, writing documentation, etc.

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Control key bitmask

I find myself wanting to use vim one-handed now and again. Practicality aside, I want to define a function along the lines of: function! GetControlKey() echo "Control? " let key = nr2char(...
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How to make vim open two windows when opening a directory or file with netrw?

I want to achieve two effects about using the netrw plugin for vim. EFFECT ONE: I have a test directory.Here is its directory structure: MINGW64 ~/test $ ll total 1 drwxr-xr-x 1 uooki2 197121 0 一月 ...
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Can Neovim API get the text in command input area?

I'm developing a GUI client of Neovim, and looking for the way to get the text in command input area using msgpack-rpc. I mean that the 'text in command input area' is the bottom of Neovim window. (...
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Why does the source code of Vim have a folder named farsi in the root directory?

While looking through Vim's source code, I notice that it contained a folder named farsi in the top directory, created 9 years ago. The commit message seems to be just updated for version 7.1a. Why ...
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How to Contribute to Vim?

I have been using Vim since 4 years. I am looking forward to contribute to the open source project vim. I would like a few tips on where to start and whom to contact to contribute to Vim. Help from ...