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AI coding assistants operate as editor plugins offering auto-complete style suggestions during development.

Gergely Orosz made a nice comparison in April 2023 that has fallen out of date. Updates welcome!

Coding Assistants

Open Source


Command Line Assistants

These tools are optimized to convert a single plain language request into a shell command. The controlled scope tends to make this a more reliable LLM use case than full program synthesis. Worth a try!

It is recommended that any such tool confirm the proposed command with the user before executing, unless running in a sandbox.