Vim vs. CodeMirror vs. gedit

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Description

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.

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 gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    754 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use CodeMirror?
    23 companies on StackShare use CodeMirror
    What companies use gedit?
    1 companies on StackShare use gedit

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    What tools integrate with Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
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    What are some alternatives to Vim, CodeMirror, and gedit?

    • 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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