Neovim vs Slap: What are the differences?
What is Neovim? Vim's rebirth for the 21st century. 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.
What is 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.
Neovim and Slap can be categorized as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by Neovim are:
- More powerful plugins
- Better GUI architecture
- First-class support for embedding
On the other hand, Slap provides the following key features:
- first-class mouse support
- GUI editor-like keybindings*
- copying/pasting with OS clipboard support
Neovim and Slap are both open source tools. It seems that Neovim with 32K GitHub stars and 2.33K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slap with 5.08K GitHub stars and 208 GitHub forks.