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gedit vs Kakoune: What are the differences?

gedit: Text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor; Kakoune: Vim inspired — Faster as in less keystrokes — Multiple selections — Orthogonal design. 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..

gedit and Kakoune can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.

Some of the features offered by gedit are:

  • Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
  • Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
  • Undo/Redo

On the other hand, Kakoune provides the following key features:

  • Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
  • Powerful selection manipulation primitives
  • Powerful text manipulation primitives

"Fast" is the primary reason why developers consider gedit over the competitors, whereas "Fast editing" was stated as the key factor in picking Kakoune.

Kakoune is an open source tool with 4.85K GitHub stars and 354 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kakoune's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

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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        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.
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        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.
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        Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.
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        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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        I'm using it to load the fresh installed config file, so the user can edit this directly and easily.

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