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Emacs vs Micro : What are the differences?

Developers describe Emacs as "The extensible self-documenting text editor". GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. On the other hand, *Micro * is detailed as "Modern terminal-based text editor". Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now.

Emacs and Micro can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.

Micro is an open source tool with 11.1K GitHub stars and 503 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Micro 's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Emacs
Pros of Micro
  • 65
    Vast array of extensions
  • 44
    Have all you can imagine
  • 40
    Everything i need in one place
  • 39
    Portability
  • 32
    Customer config
  • 16
    Your config works on any platform
  • 13
    Low memory consumption
  • 11
    Perfect for monsters
  • 9
    All life inside one program
  • 8
    Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips
  • 5
    Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)
  • 5
    Runs everywhere important
  • 5
    Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation
  • 5
    Extensible in Lisp
  • 4
    Git integration
  • 4
    FOSS Software
  • 4
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 4
    May be old but always reliable
  • 3
    Asynchronous
  • 3
    Powerful UI
  • 1
    Huge ecosystem
  • 3
    It feels like a GUI-based editor ... in a terminal
  • 2
    Easy to use

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Cons of Emacs
Cons of Micro
  • 4
    Hard to learn for beginners
  • 3
    So good and extensible, that one can get sidetracked
  • 1
    Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux
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    What is Emacs?

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

    What is Micro ?

    Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now.

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      What are some alternatives to Emacs and Micro ?
      Atom
      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
      Eclipse
      Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
      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.
      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.
      Neovim
      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.
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