CodeMirror vs. Emacs vs. Vim



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Description

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 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 Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

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Pros

Why do developers choose CodeMirror?
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Why do developers choose Emacs?
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Why do developers choose Vim?
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Cons

What are the cons of using CodeMirror?
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What are the cons of using Emacs?
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What are the cons of using Vim?
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Companies

What companies use CodeMirror?
26 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror
What companies use Emacs?
112 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use Vim?
1001 companies on StackShare use Vim

Integrations

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What tools integrate with Emacs?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
What tools integrate with Vim?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim

What are some alternatives to CodeMirror, Emacs, and Vim?

  • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
  • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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