I don't get why super fast starting times and low memory usage is a plus for an editor. Especially when comparing two editors that start in less than a second, this argument always makes me feel like the author is searching for reasons to justify his opinion. Also memory usage even if it was 1GB+ nowadays i don't think a developer should use a computer/laptop with less than 8GB, even along multiple chrome tabs and maybe Spotify and whatever you have running on your maschine, you should still have plenty of RAM left. I get that e.g. Eclipse with up to 10 seconds startup time and 4-8GB of RAM is a bit to much, but maybe someone can explain to me why this is a point of discussion about text editors.
For me, improved speed is a personal preference. Often I will have to open several instances of an editor at the same time and I like that each loads very quickly.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.