Emacs

I tend to use Emacs with evil-mode for any kind of extended editing and programming, unless I'm using an IDE (with a Vim plugin of course!) in the latter case.

One of the disadvantages of evil-mode is that there's a high chance that advanced commands might not as expected in Emacs. For example, :normal ... commands do not work in evil-mode. Also Vim regex and Emacs regex are not really compatible - so your Vim regex know-how will not translate directly to Emacs. So, when it comes to raw editing Vim probably is the better editor from my experience.

However, with evil-mode one can easily use Emacs editing functionality as well which comes with the downside of haing to learn two disparate kind of editing paradigmns.

Configuration distributions

Spacemacs

This is what I have been using for a couple of years and I would recommend this someome wanting to transition from Vim to an Emacs workflow.

​Doom Emacs​

I have been trying this configuration package recently and I am quite impressed with the low startup overhead of the Doom configuration.

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