When comparing nano vs Cudatext, the Slant community recommends Cudatext for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” Cudatext is ranked 37th while nano is ranked 42nd.
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Pro Easy to use
Nano includes only the bare minimum of functionality needed to edit documents making it very simple.
Pro Built-in cheat sheet for shortcuts
All command characters are shown at the bottom of the editor.
Pro Addons can be developed in Python
Pro Addon manager
Useful built-in addon manager.
Pro Many programming languages supported for syntax highlighting
About ~180 programming languages supported at the time of writing either built-in or can be added easily with the addon manager.
Con Limited feature set
While nano is fine for writing emails and blog posts, it's probably not a good editor for programmers or really anyone that needs an editor more than once in a while.
Con Individual keybindings
You have to learn keybindings especially for Nano.