When comparing Chocolatapp vs Kakoune, the Slant community recommends Kakoune for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” Kakoune is ranked 13th while Chocolatapp is ranked 47th.
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Pro Split editing
Viewing two files at once is easy in Chocolatapp. Just select them both in the sidebar.
Pro Code completion
Pro Great user interface
Pro Multiple cursors and selections
Pro Live error checking
Chocolat constantly checks your code as you’re writing it. That means no more interruptions from rude parse errors.
Pro Code folding
Pro Built-in language documentation
Pro Live previewing of HTML and Markdown
Pro Light application
Pro More modern than vim
Pro Good UNIX citizen
It follows the UNIX philosophy by doing one thing well (text editing) and interfaces nicely with other CLI tools.
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 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 Actively developed and supported
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.
Con Only available for Mac
It's only available for OSX.
Con Paid application
Chocolatapp is not a free application.
Con Small community
Con Default bindings do not play nice with OS X (Alt+???)
Con No real Windows support
Will compile under CygWin.