Kakoune vs Slap: What are the differences?
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.; Slap: Sublime-like terminal-based text editor. slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier.
Kakoune and Slap can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by Kakoune are:
- Multiple selections as a central way of interacting
- Powerful selection manipulation primitives
- Powerful text manipulation primitives
On the other hand, Slap provides the following key features:
- first-class mouse support
- GUI editor-like keybindings*
- copying/pasting with OS clipboard support
Kakoune and Slap are both open source tools. It seems that Slap with 5.08K GitHub stars and 208 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kakoune with 4.85K GitHub stars and 354 GitHub forks.