When comparing Lime 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 Lime is ranked 58th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free and open source
Lime is open source and free to use, unlike Sublime.
Pro Almost as good as Sublime Text
Lime is very useful, powerful, and clean. It has a sleek UI (as compared to Sublime) but is generally quite similar, if not better in some respects, than Sublime Text.
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 Doesn't have an installer
You need to build Lime from source yourself, which may be out of many people's skill level.