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Vim/Neovim support for Reason

To have the complete Vim/Neovim Reason experience, there are two plugins to install: this one, and the language-server.

This one provides syntax highlight, snippets for Reason and allows related features to recognize the Reason syntax.

Language-server provides all the others (autocompletion, type hint, jump-to-definition, etc.).


You'll need either Vim with Python 3 support, or Neovim.

This Plugin's Installation

If you are using a plugin manager, add a line such as the following to your .vimrc (or ~/.config/nvim/init.vim for neovim):

" If using Vim-Plug (recommended. Install from
Plug 'reasonml-editor/vim-reason-plus'

" Or, using NeoBundle
NeoBundle 'reasonml-editor/vim-reason-plus'

" Or, using Vundle
Plugin 'reasonml-editor/vim-reason-plus'

Language Server Installation

See for language-server installation and configuration.

You also need to install Vim/NeoVim's Language Client. Please follow its Quick Start for configurations.

Here's a complete configuration in your ~/.vimrc (or ~/.config/nvim/init.vim for neovim), assuming you use the vim-plug package manager.

call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged')

Plug 'reasonml-editor/vim-reason-plus'

Plug 'autozimu/LanguageClient-neovim', {
    \ 'branch': 'next',
    \ 'do': 'bash',
    \ }

" for neovim
if has('nvim')
  Plug 'Shougo/deoplete.nvim', { 'do': ':UpdateRemotePlugins' }
" for vim 8 with python
  Plug 'Shougo/deoplete.nvim'
  Plug 'roxma/nvim-yarp'
  Plug 'roxma/vim-hug-neovim-rpc'
  " the path to python3 is obtained through executing `:echo exepath('python3')` in vim
  let g:python3_host_prog = "/absolute/path/to/python3"

" nice to have
Plug '/usr/local/opt/fzf' | Plug 'junegunn/fzf.vim'

call plug#end()

let g:LanguageClient_serverCommands = {
    \ 'reason': ['/absolute/path/to/reason-language-server.exe'],
    \ }

" enable autocomplete
let g:deoplete#enable_at_startup = 1

To install those, do :PlugClean, :PlugInstall, :PlugUpdate then :UpdateRemotePlugins (for neovim). This may seem contrived, but folks often forget to properly setup their plugins, so we're not taking chances with the instructions here.

Reason-language-server currently only supports BuckleScript and OCaml 4.02.3 as compiler backends. For native development using OCaml 4.03 or later, you should prefer ocaml-language-server.

Bonus Language Server Configuration

Please follow LanguageClient-neovim's documentation on how to configure features. Here's an example configuration:

nnoremap <silent> gd :call LanguageClient#textDocument_definition()<cr>
nnoremap <silent> gf :call LanguageClient#textDocument_formatting()<cr>
nnoremap <silent> <cr> :call LanguageClient#textDocument_hover()<cr>

Now, for example, triggering gf in normal mode would format the code.


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