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Vim inspired — Faster as in less keystrokes — Multiple selections — Orthogonal design
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What is Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.
Kakoune is a tool in the Text Editor category of a tech stack.
Kakoune is an open source tool with 9.7K GitHub stars and 707 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kakoune's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kakoune?

19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kakoune.
Pros of Kakoune
Multiple selections
Fast editing
Consistency of the underlying language
UNIX citizen
Self documented

Kakoune's Features

  • Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
  • Powerful selection manipulation primitives
  • Powerful text manipulation primitives
  • Client-Server architecture
  • Simple interaction with external programs

Kakoune Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kakoune?
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Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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