Remacs vs Vim vs Visual Studio Code

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Remacs

1
4
+ 1
0
Vim

27K
21.9K
+ 1
2.4K
Visual Studio Code

175.2K
159.6K
+ 1
2.3K
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Pros of Remacs
Pros of Vim
Pros of Visual Studio Code
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    • 347
      Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)
    • 328
      Fast
    • 312
      Highly configurable
    • 297
      Less mouse dependence
    • 247
      Lightweight
    • 145
      Speed
    • 100
      Plugins
    • 97
      Hardcore
    • 82
      It's for pros
    • 65
      Vertically split windows
    • 30
      Open-source
    • 25
      Modal editing
    • 22
      No remembering shortcuts, instead "talks" to the editor
    • 21
      It stood the Test of Time
    • 16
      Unicode
    • 13
      VimPlugins
    • 13
      Everything is on the keyboard
    • 13
      Stick with terminal
    • 12
      Dotfiles
    • 11
      Flexible Indenting
    • 10
      Hands stay on the keyboard
    • 10
      Efficient and powerful
    • 10
      Programmable
    • 9
      Everywhere
    • 9
      Large number of Shortcuts
    • 8
      A chainsaw for text editing
    • 8
      Unmatched productivity
    • 7
      Developer speed
    • 7
      Super fast
    • 7
      Makes you a true bearded developer
    • 7
      Because its not Emacs
    • 7
      Modal editing changes everything
    • 6
      You cannot exit
    • 6
      Themes
    • 5
      EasyMotion
    • 5
      Most and most powerful plugins of any editor
    • 5
      Shell escapes and shell imports :!<command> and !!cmd
    • 5
      Intergrated into most editors
    • 5
      Shortcuts
    • 5
      Great on large text files
    • 5
      Habit
    • 5
      Plugin manager options. Vim-plug, Pathogen, etc
    • 4
      Intuitive, once mastered
    • 4
      Perfect command line editor
    • 1
      Not MicroSoft
    • 340
      Powerful multilanguage IDE
    • 308
      Fast
    • 193
      Front-end develop out of the box
    • 158
      Support TypeScript IntelliSense
    • 142
      Very basic but free
    • 126
      Git integration
    • 106
      Intellisense
    • 78
      Faster than Atom
    • 53
      Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
    • 45
      Great Refactoring Tools
    • 44
      Good Plugins
    • 42
      Terminal
    • 38
      Superb markdown support
    • 36
      Open Source
    • 35
      Extensions
    • 26
      Awesome UI
    • 26
      Large & up-to-date extension community
    • 24
      Powerful and fast
    • 22
      Portable
    • 18
      Best editor
    • 18
      Best code editor
    • 17
      Easy to get started with
    • 15
      Lots of extensions
    • 15
      Good for begginers
    • 15
      Crossplatform
    • 15
      Built on Electron
    • 14
      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
    • 14
      Extensions for everything
    • 14
      All Languages Support
    • 13
      Easy to use and learn
    • 12
      Extensible
    • 12
      "fast, stable & easy to use"
    • 11
      Ui design is great
    • 11
      Useful for begginer
    • 11
      Totally customizable
    • 11
      Git out of the box
    • 11
      Faster edit for slow computer
    • 10
      SSH support
    • 10
      Great community
    • 10
      Fast Startup
    • 9
      Great language support
    • 9
      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 9
      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
    • 9
      Powerful Debugger
    • 8
      Can compile and run .py files
    • 8
      Python extension is fast
    • 7
      Great document formater
    • 7
      Features rich
    • 6
      He is not Michael
    • 6
      Awesome multi cursor support
    • 6
      She is not Rachel
    • 6
      Extension Echosystem
    • 5
      VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
    • 5
      SFTP Workspace
    • 5
      Very proffesional
    • 5
      Language server client
    • 5
      Easy azure
    • 4
      Has better support and more extentions for debugging
    • 4
      Supports lots of operating systems
    • 4
      Virtualenv integration
    • 4
      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
    • 3
      Emmet preinstalled
    • 3
      More tools to integrate with vs
    • 3
      Has more than enough languages for any developer
    • 3
      Better autocompletes than Atom
    • 3
      'batteries included'
    • 2
      Microsoft
    • 2
      Light
    • 2
      Big extension marketplace
    • 2
      CMake support with autocomplete
    • 2
      Fast and ruby is built right in
    • 2
      VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
    • 2
      Customizable

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    Cons of Remacs
    Cons of Vim
    Cons of Visual Studio Code
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      • 8
        Ugly UI
      • 5
        Hard to learn
      • 46
        Slow startup
      • 29
        Resource hog at times
      • 20
        Poor refactoring
      • 13
        Poor UI Designer
      • 11
        Weak Ui design tools
      • 10
        Poor autocomplete
      • 8
        Super Slow
      • 8
        Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
      • 8
        Microsoft sends telemetry data
      • 7
        Poor in PHP
      • 6
        It's MicroSoft
      • 3
        Poor in Python
      • 3
        No Built in Browser Preview
      • 3
        No color Intergrator
      • 3
        Very basic for java development and buggy at times
      • 3
        No built in live Preview
      • 3
        Electron
      • 2
        Bad Plugin Architecture
      • 2
        Powered by Electron
      • 1
        Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes
      • 1
        Slow C++ Language Server

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      What is Remacs?

      A community-driven port of Emacs to Rust.

      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 Visual Studio Code?

      Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

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