Web site: github.com/vyapp/vy
Category: Office
Subcategory: Text Editors
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, BSD, Solaris
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
First release: 2014

Vy – a Vim-like powerful modal written in python text editor made from scratch.

vy is a modal editor with a very modular architecture. vy is built on top of Tkinter which is one of the most productive graphical toolkits; It permits vy to have such a great programming interface for plugins. Python is such an amazing language; it turns vy such a powerful application because its plugin API is high level naturally.

In vy it is easy to create modes like it is in Emacs, modes that support programming languages, provide all kind of functionalities that varies from accessing irc or email checking. The set of keys used in vy was carefully chosen to be handy although it is possible to make vy look like vim or emacs.

The syntax highlighting plugin is very minimalistic and extremely fast. It supports syntax highlighting for all languages that python-pygments supports. The source code of the syntax highlighting plugin is about 120 lines of code. It is faster than the syntax highlighting plugins of both vim and emacs. 🙂 It is possible to easily implement new syntax highlighting themes that work for all languages because it uses python pygments styles scheme.

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