Re: [dev] [ANNOUNCE] vis-0.1: first release of a vim-like editor

From: Marc André Tanner <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:37:21 +0100

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 03:29:48PM +0800, Pickfire wrote:
> I really like vis, I just don't like it's support for multi-window.
> I can't resize it.

That is a deliberate design decision. At some point I would like to
experiment with a client/server architecture. Then your preferred window
manager / terminal multiplexer would take care of your windows.

> Is there any reason why vis won't implement libuv like neovim

Having a proper event loop mechanism would certainly help when interfacing
with external programs (syntax/spell checking, code completion etc). Upon
first glance libuv looks like a decent choice although it accumulated
quite a few unrelated features over time. Some people where unhappy about
the Lua dependency (I made it optional for now), they probably won't
like libuv. On the other hand it would also support Windows, whether
that is positive or negative is left for the reader to decide ;)
I also need to check the status of the midipix[1] project.

> instead of using an unactive project like libtermkey?

I think you are mixing something up here. libuv does not cover the
functionality provided by libtermkey (terminal input handling).


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