Vim vs. Emacs vs. Neovim

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Description

What is 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.

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.

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Why do developers choose Vim?
  • Why do you like Vim?

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

    Why do developers choose Neovim?
  • Why do you like Neovim?

    Cons

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

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

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

    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    726 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Emacs?
    92 companies on StackShare use Emacs
    What companies use Neovim?
    10 companies on StackShare use Neovim

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
    What tools integrate with Emacs?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Emacs
    What tools integrate with Neovim?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Neovim

    What are some alternatives to Vim, Emacs, and Neovim?

    • Sublime Text - A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
    • Visual Studio Code - Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft
    • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
    • Notepad++ - Free source code editor and Notepad replacement

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