Emacs vs. CodeMirror

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Description

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 CodeMirror?
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    Companies

    What companies use Emacs?
    92 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use CodeMirror?
    23 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Emacs and CodeMirror?

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

    See all alternatives to Emacs



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