When comparing Sublime Text + Go Sublime vs LiteIDE, the Slant community recommends LiteIDE for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for the Go programming language?” LiteIDE is ranked 4th while Sublime Text + Go Sublime is ranked 10th.
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Pro Functionality can be easily extended
Sublime Text uses TextMate's syntax declaration files to support new languages, has all its menus and keybindings generated from JSON files, and can be scripted to add new features using Python.
If Sublime Text doesn't support a desired language or feature, it's usually not long before someone implements it themselves - examples include the plugin package manager and the 'open in browser' command.
Pro Comfortable to work with
Sublime Text has a minimap on the side that provides a top-down view of the file and keyboard shortcuts for most actions. It's also supports a large number of languages and general text editing features out of the box.
Does not drown you in keyboard shortcuts or unintuitive concepts as you start using it, but high-level functionality can still be easily accessed when the need for it arises.
Pro Simple and widely used license
Need to buy only once for ALL your computers with ALL OS, without expiration date, and can be used for business.
Only major upgrades need to be paid again.
Pro Consistent cross-platform
Looks consistently the same across Windows, OS X and Linux.
Pro IDE features without the cruft
Sublime Text, while being lighter-weight than an IDE, still supports many IDE features.
- Text from the current file is used to provide autocomplete
- Project Support (folder browsing, scoped history, build-system declarations)
- Refactoring support is emulated through multi-select, project-wide find & replace, and regular expression search
- Syntax-aware selection and GoTo for quickly jumping to locations in the project
- Snippets & Macros
- A Python console for everything else
Pro Open source
Pro Golang centric
LiteIDE is focused on Golang development and therefore provides a nice set of related features out of the box.
Pro Fast start-up
LiteIDE starts up really fast on Linux and Windows.
Pro In active development
Con GoSublime is unreliable and badly written
Its impenetrable code base is not worth improving on.
Unlike the Atom editor, Sublime Text protects and copyrights its code and is thus not the freedom-ware some would like it to be.
Con Added dificulty with taking user inputs in inline cmd prompt
Getting user input through python or Java is a mission, you'll be happier with Atom and VS Code.
Con Located on a website that shows a "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead".
Con Suspicious upvotes
Lots of suspicious looking upvotes by members that show no other activity.
Con Limited extensibility
The number of available plugins is limited. As far as I know, plugins need to be written in C++ which could be somewhat of a barrier for third party developers with the need to extend the core product.