Emacs vs. CodeMirror vs. Kakoune



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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.

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.

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Pros

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

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

Why do developers choose Kakoune?
Why do you like Kakoune?

Cons

What are the cons of using Emacs?
No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
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What are the cons of using CodeMirror?
No Cons submitted yet for CodeMirror
Downsides of CodeMirror?

What are the cons of using Kakoune?
No Cons submitted yet for Kakoune
Downsides of Kakoune?

Pricing

How much does Emacs cost?
How much does CodeMirror cost?
How much does Kakoune cost?

Companies

What companies use Emacs?
112 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use CodeMirror?
26 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror
What companies use Kakoune?
0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune

Integrations

What tools integrate with Emacs?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
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What are some alternatives to Emacs, CodeMirror, and Kakoune?

  • 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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