Switching to Emacs from Vim

by barce on April 23, 2015

I’ve been looking more and more at Clojure and decided to start coding using emacs.

Clojure is the language behind many highly performant and concurrent systems. It was used in BankSimple’s early days.

It’s also used at Akamai, a CDN, which has to serve hundreds of thousands of requests per second, when content rich media is getting “slash-dotted.”

I think my interest in using emacs has to do with how tightly knit Lisp is to it. It also seems highly customizable in a way that’s different from Vim. It’s highly customizable in a more programmatic way.

There’s a great “Getting Started” guide for Clojure, and emacs is recommended as the editor to use if you’re new.

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