When comparing Kakoune vs Wing Python IDE, the Slant community recommends Wing Python IDE for most people. In the question“What are the best Python IDEs or editors?” Wing Python IDE is ranked 11th while Kakoune is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Good UNIX citizen
It follows the UNIX philosophy by doing one thing well (text editing) and interfaces nicely with other CLI tools.
Pro Will be familiar to vim users
Kakoune first started as a rewrite from scratch of vim, but then ended up being another text editor altogether. So it's inspired in a lot of ways from vim.
Pro More modern than vim
Pro Text selection mechanism
Kakoune works on selections, which are oriented, inclusive range of characters, selections have an anchor and a cursor character. Most commands move both of them, except when extending selection where the anchor character stays fixed and the cursor one moves around.
Pro Very expressive
Kakoune provides a very expressive set of commands, including various objects selection (paragraph, blocks, words), alignment support, conditional selection filtering...
This set of command is expressive enough to implement all the provided auto indentation logic.
Pro Actively developed and supported
Pro Simpler and more consistent than Vim
Some keys select, other keys operate on the selections.
Shift is used to extend the selection,
alt is used for alternative behavior, e.g. reverse the search direction. No inconsistencies like
Y which means
yy and not
y$ in Vim.
A helper pops up when typing commands.
Pro Exceptionally responsive support
Pro Built-in debugger
Wing IDE provides local and remote debugging.
Pro Checks for errors in the source code
Pylint has a static analysis tool integrated which checks the source code for any potential errors and bugs.
Pro Totally programmable keystroke shortcuts
Pro Debugging in threads
Pro Totally worth the price -- it's a steal, in fact
Pro Customizable plug-ins if desired
Pro VI and Emacs editor modes
Pro Advanced debugging features (multi-process, remote, recursive)
Pro Super-flexible macro capabilities
Con Small community
Con Default bindings do not play nice with OS X (Alt+???)
Con No real Windows support
Will compile under CygWin.
Con Written in C++
Con Little support for other languages
Con High entry price
Price is starting from $39 per user for the most basic configuration.