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About Vim script

function! Hello(...) abort
  let name = (a:0 == 1 ? a:1 : 'World')
  return 'Hello, ' . name . '!'

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Key Features of Vim script

Vim script


Looking for certain functionality? It can be easily created and deployed.

Deep Vim integration

Productivity win! Access and manipulate Vim internal data structures and settings with ease.

Expressive syntax

Do a lot with a little. Write compact scripts that are highly readable.


Supports writing imperatively or functionally.

Highly interoperable

Access files, shells, & other programs. All the power of external tooling without leaving Vim.

Event-driven programming

Automatic code execution based on certain events or conditions like file opens or buffer saves.

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Every language has its own way of doing things. Vim script is no different. Our mentors will help you learn to think like a Vim script developer and how to write idiomatic code in Vim script. Once you've solved an exercise, submit it to our volunteer team, and they'll give you hints, ideas, and feedback on how to make it feel more like what you'd normally see in Vim script - they'll help you discover the things you don't know that you don't know.

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Community-sourced Vim script exercises

The Vim script track on Exercism has 65 exercises to help you write better code. Discover new exercises as you progress and get engrossed in learning new concepts and improving the way you currently write.

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