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I know you've seen others use this line, and how smart they appeared doing so...

But for VSCode, the distinction just isn't there anymore. It has integrated debugging, refactoring, indexing, and all sorts of other language-specific features.

Yes, and if you use VS Code for those features it's terribly far behind the competition. Even its auto completion for PHP (a very nicely supported language) is nowhere near as complete and reliable as the one from PHPStorm. As for refactoring, well, it's not even in the same league.

So does Emacs. Emacs also has multiple webrowsers and email clients out of the box. Those features do not make Emacs not a text editor though.

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