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It used to be quite slow at times but more recent versions have made great improvements on speed. I know there's lots of great keyboard shortcuts but I haven't learnt most of them so don't really use them. the double-shift "search anywhere" feature is really useful and has a lot of intelligence in the search. Code completion is pretty intelligent also. See More
Customizations can be made to a wide range of Emacs' functions through a Lisp dialect (Emacs Lisp). A robust list of existing Lisp extensions include the practical (git integration, syntax highlighting, etc) to the utilitarian (calculators, calendars) to the sublime (chess, Eliza). See More
When compared to modern graphical editors like Atom and Brackets (which have underlying HTML5 engines, browsers, Node, etc.), Vim uses a sliver of the system's memory and it loads instantly, all the while delivering the same features. Vim is also faster than Emacs. See More
This can be worked around somewhat if you disable mouse for insert mode. You can then right-click your terminal and use paste like you would anywhere else in a terminal. But it still doesn't feel right when the rest of your system uses Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V, and you have a system clipboard manager, and so forth. See More
Many plugins depend on optional Python and Lua features, which may or may not be included in whatever binaries are available for your system. And without platform-specific hacks, it is difficult for plugins to operate in the background or use external tooling. See More
If you're working with a remote dev team, you'll quickly realize the importance of code collaboration while programming. With the Komodo IDE, you don't have to set up a separate TeamViewer session, or even share code via Dropbox with other devs. All you need is an ActiveState account (+ a partner with the Komodo IDE of course) and your remote team could see LIVE and contribute to your changes in the source files of your app. See More