A Vim/Neovim Plugin Ecosystem To Try

Let’s try out a new Vim/Neovim plugin ecosystem.

3 min readNov 13, 2021
Vim/Neovim Plugin System

Most Vimmers should be familiar with coc.nvim. Conquer of Completion (coc) provides a plugin ecosystem by serving as a Node.js extension host to make Vim/Neovim a better and intelligent editor.

In this article, let’s explore Denops, a new Vim/Neovim plugin ecosystem based on Deno, a modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

Getting Started


Follow the guide to install the Deno. In my case, I install it on my Linux machine.

curl -fsSL https://deno.land/x/install/install.sh | sh


Let’s install the plugins using packer.nvim.

local executable = function(x)
return vim.fn.executable(x) == 1
if executable "deno" then
use { "vim-denops/denops.vim" }
use { "vim-denops/denops-helloworld.vim" }
  • denops.vim is the general plugin.
  • denops-helloworld.vim is for testing purposes only. We can remove it once we confirm the plugin is working.

Type :DenopsHello to confirm the plugin is working.





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