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Recommended Settings

Victor Alvarez edited this page Nov 22, 2018 · 1 revision

Recommended Settings

LanguageClient-neovim has multiple options for the completion management:

For best experience, it is advised to use deoplete. This is one of the most advanced completion manager which is very flexible and has numerous nice-to-have features such as snippets integration (if you are a UltiSnips user please proceed to UltiSnips Integration). You can install it via

if has('nvim')
  Plug 'Shougo/deoplete.nvim', { 'do': ':UpdateRemotePlugins' }
  Plug 'Shougo/deoplete.nvim'
  Plug 'roxma/nvim-yarp'
  Plug 'roxma/vim-hug-neovim-rpc'

let g:deoplete#enable_at_startup = 1

Also, by default LanguageClient-neovim comes without key bindings. Since it is easier to use key bindings for the source code navigation, it is advised to set up a custom set of shortcuts. Suggested way of a consistent setup with the <leader> key:

function SetLSPShortcuts()
  nnoremap <leader>ld :call LanguageClient#textDocument_definition()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lr :call LanguageClient#textDocument_rename()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lf :call LanguageClient#textDocument_formatting()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lt :call LanguageClient#textDocument_typeDefinition()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lx :call LanguageClient#textDocument_references()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>la :call LanguageClient_workspace_applyEdit()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lc :call LanguageClient#textDocument_completion()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lh :call LanguageClient#textDocument_hover()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>ls :call LanguageClient_textDocument_documentSymbol()<CR>
  nnoremap <leader>lm :call LanguageClient_contextMenu()<CR>

augroup LSP
  autocmd FileType cpp,c call SetLSPShortcuts()
augroup END

This will ensure that LSP shortcuts are enabled only for source files in C++ or C. If you use other language servers for LanguageClient-neovim, just add more filetypes to the autocmd.

Another great addition to the setup is FZF integration. It will enable user to use fuzzy matching for something like searching through workspace or document symbols. For FZF, LanguageClient-neovim will take care of the configuration. All user has to do is to install the plugin:

Plug 'junegunn/fzf', { 'dir': '~/.fzf', 'do': './install --all' }
Plug 'junegunn/fzf.vim'

echodoc can handle the function signatures displaying:

Plug 'Shougo/echodoc.vim'

set cmdheight=2
let g:echodoc#enable_at_startup = 1
let g:echodoc#type = 'signature'

signcolumn will appear each time Clangd sends a warning or provides a diagnostic and the text will be shifted by one column each time signcolumn is triggered. To prevent this shift and always show the signcolumn, use

" Always draw the signcolumn.
set signcolumn=yes

For documentation, see LanguageClient.txt or simply call :help LanguageClient.