Spacemacs vs. Vim-Plug vs. pathogen.vim

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What is Spacemacs?

Since version 0.101.0 and later Spacemacs totally abolishes the frontiers between Vim and Emacs. The user can now choose his/her preferred editing style and enjoy all the Spacemacs features. Even better, it is possible to dynamically switch between the two styles seamlessly which makes it possible for programmers with different styles to do seat pair programming using the same editor.

What is Vim-Plug?

A minimalist Vim plugin manager.

What is pathogen.vim?

Manage your 'runtimepath' with ease. In practical terms, pathogen.vim makes it super easy to install plugins and runtime files in their own private directories.

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Why do developers choose Spacemacs?
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Why do developers choose Vim-Plug?
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Why do developers choose pathogen.vim?
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What are the cons of using Spacemacs?
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What are the cons of using Vim-Plug?
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What are the cons of using pathogen.vim?
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How much does Spacemacs cost?
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What companies use Spacemacs?
10 companies on StackShare use Spacemacs
What companies use Vim-Plug?
1 companies on StackShare use Vim-Plug
What companies use pathogen.vim?
0 companies on StackShare use pathogen.vim


What tools integrate with Spacemacs?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Spacemacs
What tools integrate with Vim-Plug?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim-Plug
What tools integrate with pathogen.vim?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with pathogen.vim

What are some alternatives to Spacemacs, Vim-Plug, and pathogen.vim?

  • Atom-IDE - A set of optional packages to bring IDE-like functionality to Atom, created by Facebook & GitHub
  • Kite - Your programming copilot. Augment your coding environment with all the internet’s programming knowledge
  • Vundle - The plug-in manager for Vim
  • SpaceVim - Like spacemacs, but for vim

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