tree-sitter meets Kakoune
Add a bunch of items to the roadmap.
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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.


This is a binary server that interfaces tree-sitter with kakoune.

Important note: by default, no colorscheme supporting tree-sitter is set for you. You have to pick one or write your own. See this section from the man for further information.



  • [x] Semantic highlighting.
    • Automatically detects whether a buffer language type can be highlighted.
    • Removes any default highlighter and replaces them with a tree-sitter based.
  • [x] Semantic selections (types, functions, parameters, comments, tests, etc.)
    • Similar features to f, ?, <a-/>, etc.
    • Full object mode support (i.e. <a-i>, {, <a-]>, etc.)
  • [ ] Indents
  • [ ] Indent guidelines
  • [ ] Incremental parsing
  • [x] Fetch, compile and install grammars / queries with ease (via the use of the ktsctl controller companion)
  • [x] Ships with no mappings, defined options, but allows to use well-crafted values, user-modes, mappings and commands by picking them by hand.
  • [x] Transformation-oriented; actual data (i.e. grammars, queries, etc.) can be used from any sources.

#User manual

See the User manual to know how to install, use, configure and get runtime resources.


Whether you want to fix a bug, make a feature request, help improving something or add support for a new language by changing the default configuration, you should read the CONTRIBUTING.md file.


This program was inspired by: