Emacs vs. Neovim vs. gedit

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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 Neovim?

Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.

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.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use Emacs?
    92 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use Neovim?
    10 companies on StackShare use Neovim
    What companies use gedit?
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    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    What tools integrate with Neovim?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Neovim
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    What are some alternatives to Emacs, Neovim, and gedit?

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    • Vim - Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

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