CodeMirror vs Vim: What are the differences?
CodeMirror and Vim can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.
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, Vim provides the following key features:
- Vertically Split Windows
"Integrable in your application" is the top reason why over 3 developers like CodeMirror, while over 334 developers mention "Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)" as the leading cause for choosing Vim.
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.
Lyft, Typeform, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Vim, whereas CodeMirror is used by Blackfire.io, Jumplead, and Flurry. Vim has a broader approval, being mentioned in 850 company stacks & 890 developers stacks; compared to CodeMirror, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.