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Use python through pythonthreehome and pythonthreedll?

I install python use msys2 in windows but i don't know how to put the path to vim Here is my vim --version: Here is where i install python3: And python3 dll: Vimrc config: I use python for run ...
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Neovim rplugin: why does vim.async_call(print, "msg") not echo?

In a traditional :python3 plugin, I can call print("msg") to echo a message. In a remote plugin function, I expect that calling vim.async_call(print, "msg") would do the same thing,...
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Neovim: How to start developing python plugins which run long-blocking code?

EDIT2: A user suggested that I may be going about this in a fundamentally wrong way, in particular in that I am not using remote (new-style) plugins and am trying to use async python code where it ...
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Character level buffer modification

It is possible to modify buffer at the line granularity. E.g. :py3 vim.current.buffer[0] = "abc". But it deletes the attached marks even if a single character is replaced. Is it possible to ...
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Stop vim from deleting expanded tab as a block of spaces

I am on CentOS 8.1 and using vim 8.0.1763. When I open a python file, e.g. vim tmp.py, I type tab and it inserts 4 spaces (see .vimrc below). When I type delete, it deletes all 4 spaces. I want it ...
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Contextual Snippets in UltiSnips not working

I have been using vimtex with UltiSnips for a while on Linux platform and it has been working just fine. Recently, I switched to MacBook Air M1 for the same and installed the above mentioned plugins ...
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Solving issue with clang-format-vim.py saving new buffer

Summary I configured vim to call clang-format.py following the steps in the clang documentation for vim integration. But when I save a new buffer the plugin fails. I'm new to vimscript and trying to ...
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How can you isolate the date portion of each request of a IP adress? [closed]

How can you isolate the date portion of each request of a IP address if it's at the first line of each request from a log file using awk, creating a list of distinct dates, and then using grep to ...
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Gvim E370: cannot load library python36.dll with installed Python 3.8

I get often error E370: cannot load library python36.dll while using different plugins like: Fugitive.vim. I have Python 3.8 install with proper PATH. Is it possible to force Gvim to use python38.dll ...
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YouCompleteMe unavailable: unable to load Python [duplicate]

I have done PlugInstall but it gives: YouCompleteMe unavailable: unable to load Python. The same error happens while loading UltiSnips: E370: Could not load python36.dll My vimrc: set rnu set nu ...
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How to let Vim work with pyenv?

I've created some Python virtual environments: hmanx ~ » pyenv virtualenvs 3.7.4/envs/nn (created from /home/roach/.pyenv/versions/3.7.4) 3.8.2/envs/py38 (created from /home/roach/.pyenv/versions/...
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Python script not running through vim but runs on Windows CMD

I have recently switched to vim from VS Code. I have Vim 8.2. I have put these lines in my _vimrc file so that I can run python in vim by pressing F9:- autocmd FileType python map <buffer> <...
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How to return from vimscript.python?

I have a script written in vimscript-python, e.g.: function! MyFunction() python3 << EOF # if <condition>: # return print('Hello world') EOF endfunction I want to add a check in ...
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Quit script after a certain condition is true

I have a script that checks for a certain condition (it checks if pip dependencies are installed). If they are installed and everything is ok, I want to import a bunch of python functions from my ...
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Simplest way for a clean uninstall/install of vim with python support [duplicate]

I have vim that is compiled with an outdated version of python (3.4). I have install python into a local directory and verified it works properly: $ which python3.7 /usr/local/bin/python3.7 What ...
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python vs pyx in vim

I'm a bit confused as to what the difference is between python and pyx in vim, other than one seems to work and the other does not. For example: pyx print ("OK") This works, however, this ...
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Ultisnips py3 errors

I have these following errors whenever I try to get into insert mode (see images). I am confused about how to resolve them. I did try uninstalling and reinstalling SirVer/ultisnips, but didn't change ...
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How to use TexMathZones in Markdown Syntax, for Snippets?

I am a recent and very happy Vim User. I write Mathematics and Computer Science Lecture Notes in Markdown Files, organized in a Vimwiki. I use the UltiSnips Snippet Plugin. This plugin provides me ...
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Running a python command with terminal-generated signals enabled

I'm trying to do a long blocking read call inside a python script supplied with the python command: python3 << EOF import ctypes libc=ctypes.CDLL("libc.so.6") ch = ctypes.create_string_buffer(1)...
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The :python command doesn't work - E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version

I am trying to use Python in vim, but it doesn't work despite vim having the +python3 option. :python print("hello") gives E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version Question: How ...
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How to fix which python executable vim is using?

For the python command vim uses the python exetuable it finds first in the $PATH variable. However, for me this can change depending what project I work on (using virtual environments). Is there a way ...
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YouCompleteMe cannot find module

I am trying to get YCM working on Windows 10. Vim version: 8.1 64-bit GUI Since I'm using the regular gvim installer for Windows I have python support Compiler flags as follows: Compilation: cl -c /...
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run vim without python3 suppport

I have python2 and python3 compiled into my vim vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Oct 2 2019 14:25:42) Included patches: 1-2109 Compiled by user@enterprise Huge version ...
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vim : how to set current buffer to a string using `:python`

As example, my current buffer contains below lines di=01;34 ln=01;36 mh=00 pi=40;33 I want to join all lines with :, and set entire buffer to the joined string. How to achieve that, using :python ...
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Inserting text with the Python interface

I would like to insert some Python-generated text at the current cursor position in insert mode using the Vim Python interface. The closest I have so far is: imap <c-x><c-r> <c-o>:...
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How to set internal vim variable from python code

I'm trying to write vim plugin for easier work with cmake. I want it to read some values from json file: build_dir, generator, cmake VARS and then give vim user few functions: configure, build, maybe ...
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How to assign a Python list to a vim variable and escape its strings correctly

Here is a Python list that I'm trying to assign to some Vim variable. lines = ['"""Something foo\'s thing."""', '', 'foo = "asdfasdf" \\', 'bar'] command = 'let l:corrected_lines = {lines}'.format(...
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Vim shows error when running python3

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 First, I ran apt-get install python3-dev ruby-dev Then, I installed vim using the instructions in the website, using make distclean, make and make install (This was like the tenth ...
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How to use visual mode in python/dyn?

Vim documentation states how to run command and normal mode commands (source): vim.command(str) python-command Executes the vim (ex-mode) command str. ...
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Where could I find documentation of python/dyn or python3/dyn?

I guess that :py command is executed by some kind of extended Python interpreter. This extended Python has vim package available: :py import vim; print(dir(vim)); print(vim.__package__, vim.__name__) ...
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Creating a hidden buffer

I know that with commands like sbuffer you can create a new buffer and display it in a split window, and commands like enew can create a new buffer in the current window. But is it possible to not ...
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Why does vim work if command file is double clicked, but not from DOS?

(Windows7-64bits-Vim8.1) I have a problem with getting the python in Vim to work. This problem is probably caused because I do not have admin access to the machine; I can't help that. In order to ...
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Return <motion> character from Python function in <expr> mapping

I am trying to return this :GrepperAck ''<Left> from a Python function and use it in the following mapping def invoke_search_command(): return ":GrepperAck ''<Left>" :nnoremap <expr&...
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Vim using wrong executable and site packages in Python venv

Issue I am using Vim within an activated Python virtual environment i.e. I have run python3 -m pip venv env . env/bin/activate However when I am editing a Python file, then Ale is complaining about ...
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Why is Vim's Python version compiled in?

My machines have Python 3.7 installed. On my Ubuntu machine I have no issues, but on my Windows 10 machine, I can't run Python plugins in Vim. The reason is that the Windows Vim as distributed has ...
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How do I configure the python location?

The python I want to use is located at C:\randomplace\python. I have a dev machine that has multiple instances of python (so relying on finding python in$PATH is unreliable). How do I configure vim ...
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Installing or building vim with +python3 support for Python 3.7.x on linux

I've got Vim installed on MacOS using Brew and it installs with +python3 support for Python 3.7.2 by default. I'm writing a Vim plugin which utilises some Python 3.7 and would like this to be able to ...
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configure VIM with Python support for Debian 9.4 VM Instance

I'm trying to configure VIM with Python support in order to use the You Complete Me pluggin. This question has been asked before. Unfortunately none of the answers have worked for me. Any suggestions ...
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How do I split a vim Window using python?

The vim documentation of the Python interface to vim mentions: The height attribute is writable only if the screen is split horizontally. The width attribute is writable only if the screen is ...
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requires Vim compiled with Python (2.7.1+ or 3.4+) support

I compiled vim8.1 with the following options : $ vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Sep 18 2018 09:50:18) Included patches: 1-320 Compiled by mohsen@ns1 Huge version with GTK2 ...
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How vim invokes and executes python interpreter

What is happening under the hood when we type :w !python3 in VIM. Does it invoke the system-wide python3 or the one present in the virtual environment? My script: import sys sys.path.append('./...
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How to run a python command based on a matched group of a pattern?

Let say I want to run a command that uses a matched group of a pattern for each line matching the pattern. The natural choice is :g. With the command :s, there is no problem. If i would do :g/aaa\(....
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Vim is unable to find Python

I'm using Vim on Fedora 28 and Python seems to be enabled: vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Jul 11 2018 10:00:51) Included patches: 1-177 Modified by <bugzilla@redhat.com&...
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`vim.eval('a:items')` fails if 'a:items' contain `BOM HEADERs`

I am using a pluging ctrlp-py-matcher, which is using the python interface to vim. My VIM is compiled with python3 support VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 17, compiled Jul 1 2018 10:45:10) Included ...
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Python integration not working as usual

I am compiling Vim on Linux (18.04 Ubuntu) on a new environment and I am experiencing an issue with a lot of my vimrc configuration, which has some inline python logic. Basically the python code just ...
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Is `width` a parameter of the Python object `vim.current.window`?

I am trying to use PYthon to interface with VIM in my vimrc. I am aware that this can be done in vimrc in VIML, but I don't want to learn VIML too much, and am already familiar with Python. I looked ...
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Python support using pyenv

I am at the end of hour-long research on why I cannot install vim with proper python support. Problems already recognized: Impossible to install python 2 and 3 support together on ubuntu 16.04; oh ...
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Vim package development python support for 2, 3, or both?

Apparently there are some issues preventing vim from being built with both python and python3 support under many linux distributions and OSX. This makes it difficult or impossible for many users to ...
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passing arguments to pyfile/py3file function

I try to do something similar to this question. E.g. I have a python script in a file /tmp/testme.py which should do different things depending on what argum ents are passed to it: import vim ...
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Drawbacks of using Python to develop new code in a VIM plugin

In one of the vim plugins I use, we have been thinking about using python vs vimscript going forward (https://github.com/python-mode/python-mode/issues/813#issuecomment-344754563). I understand that ...