Nvim terminal + ClojureScript and figwheel

This is a small post on how to improve your ClojureScript development flow in NeoVim using its terminal feature.

NeoVim nowadays is almost fully compatible with vim. It is able to reuse my .vimrc file without any issues. And recently it got proper terminal emulator built-in. So how about reusing it for ClojureScript development?

If you are lazy (like I am) and don’t want to setup piggieback support for fireplace.vim or don’t feel like tmux integration is good enough this solution should be your new starting point.

Just open some clojure[script] file and create second split. Open terminal using :terminal command.

Here are some keybindings that will help you to send code from your clojure buffer to the terminal buffer.

if has("nvim")
  " Open terminal and run lein figwheel
  nmap <Leader>term <C-w>v:terminal<CR>lein figwheel<CR><C-\><C-n><C-w>p
  " Evaluate anything from the visual mode in the next window
  vmap <buffer> ,e y<C-w>wpi<CR><C-\><C-n><C-w>p
  " Evaluate outer most form
  nmap <buffer> ,e ^v%,e
  " Evaluate buffer"
  nmap <buffer> ,b ggVG,e
endif

Hey! Now you can finally stop looking at the emacs land!