Scripting Kakoune Pain Points

When scripting kakoune using sh – there are a lot of pain points. They aren’t all intractable, so I think rather than talking in generalities about the pain of shelling out to sh, lets talk about specific, individual pain points and see if we can come up with solution.

I gotta think near the top of the list is escaping.


Debugging is a nightmare. In real scripting language I could use debugger with step execution, pretty printing, I could swap variables etc. In Kakoune you gotta print stuff to debug buffer and hope for the best.

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