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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 Vundle?

Vundle is short for Vim bundle and is a 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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What are some alternatives to Spacemacs, Vundle, and pathogen.vim?

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

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