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BBEdit vs Emacs: What are the differences?

What is BBEdit? A proprietary text editor for macOS. It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.

What is Emacs? The extensible self-documenting text editor. 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.

BBEdit and Emacs can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

Webedia, Flexport, and Edify are some of the popular companies that use Emacs, whereas BBEdit is used by LIVE IT, AppUp.io, and Sourcegraph. Emacs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 123 company stacks & 474 developers stacks; compared to BBEdit, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of BBEdit
Pros of Emacs
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      Vast array of extensions
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      Have all you can imagine
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      Everything i need in one place
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      Portability
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      Customer config
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      Your config works on any platform
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      Low memory consumption
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      Perfect for monsters
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      All life inside one program
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      Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips
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      Extensible in Lisp
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      Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)
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      Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation
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      Runs everywhere important
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      Powerful multilanguage IDE
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      May be old but always reliable
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      Powerful UI
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      Asynchronous
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      Git integration
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      FOSS Software

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    Cons of BBEdit
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        Hard to learn for beginners
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        So good and extensible, that one can get sidetracked
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        Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux

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      What is BBEdit?

      It has been crafted to serve the needs of writers, Web authors and software developers, and provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of prose, source code, and textual data.

      What is Emacs?

      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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      What are some alternatives to BBEdit and Emacs?
      TextMate
      TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
      Sublime Text
      Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
      Atom
      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
      UltraEdit
      It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
      Visual Studio Code
      Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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