Emacs vs. VimR 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 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.

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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Pros

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

Why do developers choose VimR?
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Why do developers choose Kakoune?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Emacs?
No Cons submitted yet for Emacs
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What are the cons of using VimR?
No Cons submitted yet for VimR
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What are the cons of using Kakoune?
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Pricing

How much does Emacs cost?
How much does VimR cost?
How much does Kakoune cost?

Companies

What companies use Emacs?
112 companies on StackShare use Emacs
What companies use VimR?
1 companies on StackShare use VimR
What companies use Kakoune?
0 companies on StackShare use Kakoune

Integrations

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

  • 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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