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 5K GitHub stars and 367 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kakoune's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Kakoune?
8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Kakoune.
Why developers like Kakoune?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Kakoune
- Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
- Powerful selection manipulation primitives
- Powerful text manipulation primitives
- Client-Server architecture
- Simple interaction with external programs
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