Vim 7.3 with Lua: How do I use it?
The latest Vim release is awesome!
I compiled it with
--enable-luainterp=yes and it does have the Lua feature:
% gvim --version | egrep '+lua'
+linebreak +lispindent +listcmds +localmap +lua +menu +mksession +modify_fname
But how do I actually use it? Up until now, I was always using Vim script for my files, but how do I let it interpret Lua? And what are the bindings that I can use from inside Lua?
So Vim 7.3 is new enough that there isn’t much information about the Lua integration. However, vim has had similar support for python, ruby, perl, and tcl. So:
As well as example tutorials for the other languages, you should definitely read the vim help for Lua, do
to see comprehensive help and some examples. Have fun!