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Emacs vs Textadept: What are the differences?

Developers describe Emacs as "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. On the other hand, Textadept is detailed as "*A fast, minimalist, and extensible cross-platform text editor *". A fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible text editor for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Textadept runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD. It also has a terminal version, which is ideal for work on remote machines.

Emacs and Textadept can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.

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, Textadept provides the following key features:

  • Fast and Minimalist
  • Cross Platform
  • Remarkably Extensible
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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 Textadept?

A fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible text editor for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Textadept runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD. It also has a terminal version, which is ideal for work on remote machines.
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          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.
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          Yoandy Rodriguez uses EmacsEmacs

          Emacs is my text editor/frontend to git/ blog editor/ filesystem explorer/ tool for editing remote files.

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          Mathias Vonende uses EmacsEmacs

          'The' editor for erlang/otp-systems, integrates niceley with git.

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          Ismael Arenzana uses EmacsEmacs

          Editor of choice. Vi fanboys please don't comment.

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