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CodeMirror vs Textadept: What are the differences?

Developers describe CodeMirror as "In-browser code editor used in the dev tools for both Firefox and Chrome, Light Table, Adobe Brackets, Bitbucket, and many other projects". 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. On the other hand, Textadept is detailed as "*A fast, minimalist, and extensible cross-platform text editor *". A fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible text editor for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Textadept runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD. It also has a terminal version, which is ideal for work on remote machines.

CodeMirror and Textadept belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CodeMirror are:

  • Support for over 60 languages out of the box
  • A powerful, composable language mode system
  • Autocompletion (XML)

On the other hand, Textadept provides the following key features:

  • Fast and Minimalist
  • Cross Platform
  • Remarkably Extensible

CodeMirror is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 3.92K GitHub forks. Here's a link to CodeMirror's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Textadept?

A fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible text editor for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Textadept runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD. It also has a terminal version, which is ideal for work on remote machines.
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