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Description

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 Kakoune?

Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode.

What is CotEditor?

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

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    Why do developers choose Kakoune?
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    Why do developers choose CotEditor?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Emacs?
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    What are the cons of using Kakoune?
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    What are the cons of using CotEditor?
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    Pricing

    How much does Emacs cost?
    How much does Kakoune cost?
    How much does CotEditor cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Emacs?
    91 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use Kakoune?
    0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune
    What companies use CotEditor?
    0 companies on StackShare use CotEditor

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    No integrations listed yet
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    What are some alternatives to Emacs, Kakoune, and CotEditor?

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

    See all alternatives to Emacs



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