Vim vs. Emacs

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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.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    754 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Emacs?
    91 companies on StackShare use Emacs

    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 are some alternatives to Vim and Emacs?

    • 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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