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leob • Edited on

Top 5 most 'demanding' editors, I have the idea that this is a bit of an arbitrary list. I wonder if Atom is still relevant, it's effectively been superseded by VSCode - both are based on the same technology (Electron) and they're very similar, but VSCode picked up where Atom left off, and went way beyond it.

I think Sublime is the most serious "general purpose" contender of the list, behind VSCode.

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Travis Fantina

I use Atom every single day.

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I used Atom for one week, before switching to VSCode ... but I don't pretend to be able to compare the two products in their current state, for all I know Atom could have improved tenfold, so I'll reserve judgment.

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I used Atom for a lot longer than one week. When I switched to Go (or Rust, i dont recall which), the performance dropped to a degree that made it unusable. That was around mid to late 2019.

I would hope the perf has improved since then, but the overwhelming tide of community support behind other products still weighs against Atom imo. They can have a superior/preferable product, but if most of the users are on other platforms (particularly with products driven by user extensibility) it's difficult, perhaps impossible, not to be left behind.