Emacs vs. TextMate vs. Kakoune

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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 TextMate?

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Emacs?
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    Companies

    What companies use Emacs?
    91 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use TextMate?
    13 companies on StackShare use TextMate
    What companies use Kakoune?
    0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune

    Integrations

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

    • 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

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