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CotEditor vs Emacs: What are the differences?

Developers describe CotEditor as "Open Source Plain-Text Editor for OS X". CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X. On the other hand, Emacs is detailed as "The extensible self-documenting text editor". 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.

CotEditor and Emacs belong to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CotEditor are:

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Powerful Find & Replace
  • Setting via Click

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

  • Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
  • Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
  • Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.

"Excellent support for Japanese encoding" is the top reason why over 2 developers like CotEditor, while over 57 developers mention "Vast array of extensions" as the leading cause for choosing Emacs.

CotEditor is an open source tool with 2.77K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks. Here's a link to CotEditor's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is CotEditor?

CotEditor is a lightweight plain-text editor for OS X.

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.
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          What are some alternatives to CotEditor and Emacs?
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          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.
          Atom
          At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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          Avatar of Yoandy Rodriguez
          Yoandy Rodriguez uses EmacsEmacs

          Emacs is my text editor/frontend to git/ blog editor/ filesystem explorer/ tool for editing remote files.

          Avatar of Mathias Vonende
          Mathias Vonende uses EmacsEmacs

          'The' editor for erlang/otp-systems, integrates niceley with git.

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          Ismael Arenzana uses EmacsEmacs

          Editor of choice. Vi fanboys please don't comment.

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