Emacs vs. gedit

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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 gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.
Why do developers choose Emacs?
Why do you like Emacs?

Why do developers choose gedit?
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What are the cons of using Emacs?
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What are the cons of using gedit?
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What companies use Emacs?
117 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use gedit?
2 companies on StackShare use gedit
What tools integrate with Emacs?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Emacs and gedit?

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

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