Emacs/Why to use Emacs

The editor that will never die edit

IDEs that you use may have a limited life span due to the death of the company that makes the tool, or the language it is designed for. Even upgrades to the IDE you use can make not be to your liking. Emacs is far less likely to suffer this problem:

  • Since emacs is open source it is harder to kill
  • It has already been around for a long time
  • It has many committed users, many of whom are ”locked in” by their customisation
  • Many of these users are programmers who are used to making open open source contributions