Emacs vs. CodeMirror

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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.

What is CodeMirror?

CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.

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Why do developers choose Emacs?
Why do you like Emacs?

Why do developers choose CodeMirror?
Why do you like CodeMirror?

What are the cons of using Emacs?
No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
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What are the cons of using CodeMirror?
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What companies use Emacs?
117 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use CodeMirror?
27 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror
What tools integrate with Emacs?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Emacs and CodeMirror?

  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

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