Still, there are some vim lispers out there. This page should (hopefully) point them to some ways to make life easier.
Currently the best solution is Slimv by Tamas Kovacs, which attempts to (partly) do for Vim what SLIME does for Emacs, including a built in REPL, hyperspec lookup and completion, paredit mode, etc. It is implemented as a filetype plugin and relatively easy to get started with.
Limp by Mikael Jansson used to be the plugin of choice, but is no longer maintained. It uses scripting and GNU screen to integrate a Lisp session and vim/gvim, and is still useful if Slimv doesn't work for you and you can look past a few quirks.
Out of the box, [D and [d should work (find definition/jump to definition), as well as [I and [i, but only in the open bufffers.
Some suggestions to vim settings (partly based on articles above). Stuff them to ~/.vim/ftplugin/lisp.vim, and be sure to have :filetype plugin on.
setlocal lisp autoindent showmatch cpoptions-=mp " Possible folding method setlocal foldmethod=marker foldmarker=(,) foldminlines=1 " This allows gf and :find to work. Fix path to your needs setlocal suffixesadd=.lisp,cl path=/usr/src/lisp/** " This allows [d [i [D [I work across files if you have asdf buffer present. " If I used load, it would be there too. setlocal include=(:file\Exuberant Ctags (comes with Vim) works quite well with Lisp.
Other things to describe/do:
- Fix system to recognize asdf files as lisp file (either change filetype.vim, or add autocommands to your vimrc file)
- How make CLHS into file to be used as jump tags (attempt at hypertags.py in the Limp repos). However, #12 Chapters as toplevel (hypertags details) should be rewritten using closure-html instead.