Emacs vs Gerrit Code Review

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Emacs vs Gerrit Code Review: What are the differences?

Emacs: 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; Gerrit Code Review: OpenSource Git Code Review Tool. Gerrit is a self-hosted pre-commit code review tool. It serves as a Git hosting server with option to comment incoming changes. It is highly configurable and extensible with default guarding policies, webhooks, project access control and more.

Emacs belongs to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack, while Gerrit Code Review can be primarily classified under "Code Review".

Some of the features offered by Emacs are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, Gerrit Code Review provides the following key features:

  • git repository hosting
  • pre-commit code review
  • commenting on diffs

"Vast array of extensions" is the primary reason why developers consider Emacs over the competitors, whereas "Code review" was stated as the key factor in picking Gerrit Code Review.

Bukalapak, Accenture, and Webedia are some of the popular companies that use Emacs, whereas Gerrit Code Review is used by Citrix, Midokura, and Wonga.com. Emacs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 99 company stacks & 73 developers stacks; compared to Gerrit Code Review, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Emacs
Pros of Gerrit Code Review
  • 64
    Vast array of extensions
  • 41
    Have all you can imagine
  • 39
    Everything i need in one place
  • 37
    Portability
  • 31
    Customer config
  • 14
    Your config works on any platform
  • 11
    Perfect for monsters
  • 11
    Low memory consumption
  • 8
    All life inside one program
  • 6
    Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips
  • 3
    Extensible in Lisp
  • 3
    Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)
  • 3
    Runs everywhere important
  • 3
    Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation
  • 2
    Git integration
  • 2
    May be old but always reliable
  • 2
    Powerful UI
  • 2
    Asynchronous
  • 2
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 1
    FOSS Software
  • 12
    Code review
  • 11
    Good workflow
  • 10
    Cleaner repository story
  • 9
    Open source
  • 9
    Good integration with Jenkins
  • 5
    Unlimited repo support
  • 1
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Cons of Emacs
Cons of Gerrit Code Review
  • 1
    Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux
  • 1
    Hard to learn for beginners
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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 Gerrit Code Review?

    Gerrit is a self-hosted pre-commit code review tool. It serves as a Git hosting server with option to comment incoming changes. It is highly configurable and extensible with default guarding policies, webhooks, project access control and more.

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    What are some alternatives to Emacs and Gerrit Code Review?
    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.
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    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.
    Spacemacs
    Since version 0.101.0 and later Spacemacs totally abolishes the frontiers between Vim and Emacs. The user can now choose his/her preferred editing style and enjoy all the Spacemacs features. Even better, it is possible to dynamically switch between the two styles seamlessly which makes it possible for programmers with different styles to do seat pair programming using the same editor.
    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.
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