Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

Vim or Emacs: Which text editor do you prefer?

Vim or Emacs keyboard letters
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It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs: Both have strong followings, and of course, plenty of people use something else entirely. Which do you prefer?

There is little doubt that both still have strong followings. When we asked about favorite text editors last year, vi came out ahead, but it's clear that the debate is still alive.

Which works best for you probably depends a great deal on personal preferences. You've likely built a small pool of desired plugins and a group of settings that meet your exact needs. And perhaps you've developed some strong feelings along the way.

So let us know which text editor you prefer: Vim, Emacs, or something else—and what informs this preference?

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