+1
This would be fantastic

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:50 PM, 'tfer' via leo-editor <
leo-editor@googlegroups.com> wrote:

>  Neovim 0.2+ adds a Qt based editor in order to hit its promise of "works
> on Windows".  It should be possible to leverage this into an alternative
> editor pane, all that would be needed is to channel each node's body text
> into and out of Neovim, (the in-portion would also require you to set
> filetype to correspond to the "in-force" @language directive).
>
> Why I say this should be easy is that Neovim uses Msgpack rpc to give you
> complete control of Neovim.  Three things are needed:
>    1) provide a way to embed the Qt frontend as a new/alternative editor
> pane and connect to an running neovim instance.
>    2) switch all the leo code that fills/updates the current editor pane
> into msgpack calls that fill or update the body text of the current node
> to/from the neovim pane.
>    3) pass back to leo any calls that change the Outline pane, e.g.
> alt-downarrow.
>
> Two and three could all be handled by a neovim plugin that is written in
> python!  See https://github.com/neovim/python-client
>
> I know that Edward prefers emacs over vim, but just as their are vim
> emulating modes for emacs, there are emacs emulating modes for vim.
>
> (sorry about the partial topic above)
>
> Tom
>
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