Emacs (originally EMACS, a set of Editor MACroS), is a number of text editing programs which are known for their extensive customizability. There are a host of emacs features which we intend to discuss on this blog. Some highlights are:

  • C/C++ development, including intelligent code completion
  • org-mode, which can be used for efficient outlining and record keeping, among other things
  • LaTeX source editing with AUCTeX

Finally, the longstanding emacs vs. vim debate will scarcely be discussed here. Emacs is typically favored on this site, but we pass no judgement on users who prefer vim.