CodeMirror vs Emacs: What are the differences?
CodeMirror and Emacs can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by CodeMirror are:
- Support for over 60 languages out of the box
- A powerful, composable language mode system
- Autocompletion (XML)
On the other hand, Emacs provides the following key features:
- Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
- Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
- Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.
"Integrable in your application" is the top reason why over 3 developers like CodeMirror, while over 57 developers mention "Vast array of extensions" as the leading cause for choosing Emacs.
CodeMirror is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 3.92K GitHub forks. Here's a link to CodeMirror's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Emacs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 99 company stacks & 73 developers stacks; compared to CodeMirror, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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