- coming from vim, especially if you’ve used a lot of plug-ins, initial Kakoune setup can be challenging
- Because ok Kakoune’s minimalistic nature, a lot of vim-like niceties can be hard to configure
- For browsing buffers and files, pick you menu-like tool of choice (fzf, dmenu, wofi etc) and define commands in Kakoune that interact with the menu
- Searching file contents can also be delegated to an external UI, however
Kakoune provides a somewhat integrated solution: a customizable
grepcommand that executes you shell program of choice (eg ripgrep) and populates a new buffer with the results. It’s easy to navigate with previous/next commands
- LSP was easy to configure; compared to Neovim’s new integrated LSP, kak-Lsp works almost out of the box with minimal requires configuration. It’s fast and has support for a wide range languages.