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I've taken the plunge and decided to make my full-time , for as well as writing. I was always happy with but I've had enough of the painful performance I get from running it alongside other necessary apps. Let me know your Vim plugin recommendations for development with mostly , Less and .

@syntax For a good start, I'd advise to keep the plug-in list as short as possible, because most plugins only re-implement an existing functionality and will prevent you from learning Vim itself.

That said, some plugins are good to have:
vim-plug for plug-in management:
itchyny/lightline for a nice status line;
junegun/fzf.vim for an efficient fuzzy file & tags search;
any color theme you fancy;
optionally, neoclide/coc.nvim for language server interaction.

@syntax I'm using Vim for years with Ale and YouCompleteMe for developing web apps (HTML, CSS/SASS, JavaScript/TypeScript), but thought about switching to vim-lsp instead...

@dubst3pp4 @syntax i made the lsp switch a few years back and it's pretty glorious.

@dubst3pp4 @syntax I cheat and use neovim for lsp. you don't need any of that there. regular vim still needs lots of extras

@syntax I once thought as you did. The problem with vim (and me) is that I spent so much time configuring and hunting for the perfect setup that I didn't actually do anything with it most of the time.
When I realized that I switched to IDEs that have good functionality out of the box and offer vim support. That works very well for me and I feel much more productive that way.

@TheDoctor That's a good point, and I have been known to get sucked into that trap of obsessing over configs, but luckily I tend to stop once I'm genuinely happy with things. It was similar with my i3wm config.

@syntax But why stop at i3? There are so many others to try and configure. Bspwm, dwm, herbstluftwm, xmonad, all of them arguably better 😛

@TheDoctor
But then it goes back to the previous point about avoiding spending too long on setup. Since discovering i3 and becoming familiar with it and making it my daily driver I don't feel I'm missing out on anything. I will check out your suggestions though. Hadn't heard of them before.

@syntax Welcome to the rabbit hole that is window managers, editors, configs and a never ending stream of neat stuff...

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