Last Change: 2013 May 8
Niji (Rainbow) is yet another rainbow parentheses plugin for Vim. It’s good for Common Lisp, Scheme and Clojure — with two colour schemes — out-of-the-box. Just install, and you’re good to go. The filetypes, matching characters and colours Niji uses are completely configurable.
Niji highliting some Clojure code from the Leiningen project.
Credit Where It’s Due
Whilst not a fork, Niji builds upon the work of various rainbow parantheses
plugins, starting with
RainbowParenthsis.vim by John Gilmore,
rainbow_parenthsis.vim by Martin Krischik and Luc Hermitte, and
rainbow_parentheses.vim by ‘kien’. The figure below shows the rough history
and project pages for these plugins.
Niji also takes its default colour scheme from the Lisp syntax file provided in distributions of Vim and written by Dr. Charles E. Campbell, Jr.
‘Niji’ by Alastair Touw o May 6, 2013. | (http://github.com/amdt/vim-niji) |\ | | ‘rainbow_parentheses.vim’ by ‘kien’ o | October 12, 2011. | | (https://github.com/kien/rainbow_parentheses.vim) | | | o ‘Lisp.vim’ by Dr. Charles E. Campbell, Jr. | November 16, 2010. | | ‘rainbow_parenthsis.vim’ by Martin Krischik & Luc Hermitte o May 25, 2006. | (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1561) | | ‘RainbowParenthsis.vim’ by John Gilmore o March 5, 2005. (http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1230)
If you don’t already have a preferred manager, I recommend installing
Vundle. Once done, add the declaration for
Niji to your
If you’re using Tim Pope’s wonderful
Pathogen, simply extract the archive
$HOME/.vim/bundle or better yet, clone the Git repository. In a UNIX
shell, for example:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/amdt/vim-niji.git
Vimball and manual installation methods are described in
Niji is released under the same terms as Vim itself. See
:help license if
you have Vim installed, or online at Vim's Sourceforge project page.