Emacs vs. gedit vs. VimR



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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 gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

What is VimR?

Project VimR is an attempt to refine the Vim experience. The goal is to build an editor that uses Vim inside with many of the convenience GUI features similar to those present in modern editors for Mac.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Emacs?
Why do you like Emacs?

Why do developers choose gedit?
Why do you like gedit?

Why do developers choose VimR?
Why do you like VimR?

Cons

What are the cons of using Emacs?
No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
Downsides of Emacs?

What are the cons of using gedit?
Downsides of gedit?

What are the cons of using VimR?
No Cons submitted yet for VimR
Downsides of VimR?

Companies

What companies use Emacs?
112 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use gedit?
2 companies on StackShare use gedit
What companies use VimR?
1 companies on StackShare use VimR

Integrations

What tools integrate with Emacs?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
No integrations listed yet
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What are some alternatives to Emacs, gedit, and VimR?

  • 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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