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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.

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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vi/vim 640 38.46%
emacs/xemacs 114 6.85%
Kate 277 16.65%
jEdit 24 1.44%
nano 160 9.62%
pico 31 1.86%
gedit 190 11.42%
Nedit 23 1.38%
joe 17 1.02%
Scite 21 1.26%
Midnight Commander Editor 43 2.58%
KWrite 124 7.45%
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:16 PM   #151
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like this quote from Geoff Harrison:
Quote:
Horms and I discussed this, and we came up with two categories of people.
People who use vim, and people who don't realize that they could be using vim.
Definitely Vim.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:57 AM   #152
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stinkytofoo
I always ask myself: "how would I edit a text if I had my hands duct-taped to my laptop?"
And the answer has always been "vim".

My vote goes to Vim, because you've got to be prepared for when someone duct-tapes your hands to your laptop.
Funny you should mention this...

I know a guy who passed out at his keyboard after a few too many brewskies and his sister did super glue his fingers to the keyboard! roflmao!!
 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:57 AM   #153
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For quick stuff: nano or pico; kwrite or gedit. For everything else GNU Emacs, of course!!
On Windows: EditPad Lite, and GNU Emacs, of course!!

Last edited by brianL; 02-07-2007 at 04:59 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 07:09 PM   #154
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vi was great, back in Unix. Still does my down and dirty work but I love Nano for console and Kwrite for my GUI.

Oh, and for the Emacs fanatics. I know Emacs is more powerful then all these, but it reminds me of a dollar-store multi-tool. All the tools are there, but they are weak and convoluted.

Gotta love the edit wars
 
Old 02-08-2007, 07:04 PM   #155
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darn can't vote I like and use kate,joe and mc
 
Old 02-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #156
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I voted for Nano. But really I use Gedit for GUI, and nano for CLI. I find myself using nano most of the time. Quick and simple.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 12:26 AM   #157
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vim.
power, speed, elegance.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 07:39 AM   #158
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I for one am really impressed how much gedit has improved the past year or so.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #159
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Vim has been my favourite for about two years now, when I first tried hard to get around its not-so-intuitive interface. Well, it was worth it. Vim's powerful, fast, extensible. Love it or hate it - I love it.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 10:41 AM   #160
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Viva LA VIM !!
 
Old 02-13-2007, 07:56 PM   #161
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vi is a total pain in the crotch, and I love it! But then again, I like eating broken glass. Am I weird?
 
Old 02-13-2007, 09:27 PM   #162
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I used to be an emacs freak, and I still like to program with it. However, kate is the one I use mostly these days. I like language-aware editors because the colors are a real good way to tell what the editor (and, hence, the compiler) thinks you are doing. Great for finding missing quotes or parens or braces or...

In any case, these days given the choice I'll use kate.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #163
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everyone here is a winner.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 07:33 AM   #164
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jiml8
I used to be an emacs freak, and I still like to program with it. However, kate is the one I use mostly these days. I like language-aware editors because the colors are a real good way to tell what the editor (and, hence, the compiler) thinks you are doing. Great for finding missing quotes or parens or braces or...

In any case, these days given the choice I'll use kate.
Ummm... you do realize that emacs has langauge specific modes and the ability to do syntax colouring?

If so, can you tell me what it is about kate that appeals to you? (At the risk of putting some real information into this thread :-)

Jim
 
Old 02-14-2007, 10:32 AM   #165
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Yeah!

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Originally Posted by the_yeti
vi is a total pain in the crotch, and I love it! But then again, I like eating broken glass. Am I weird?
Yeah, you are weird all right, but for eating broken glass, not for using the tool you need to get the job done. ;-)

I use both vi and Emacs, and I use them based on what is available, first and foremost, and secondly, what fits the job I am doing better. I don't limit myself to just vi and emacs, but they are more widely available. I even have copies of them on Windows at work, so when I am doing routine text editing rather than word processing, I can use vi or emacs instead of Notepad or Wordpad.

I also like using NEdit on UNIX and Linux systems when I am doing a lot of writing of documentation or composing text for articles, messages, etc.

I do NOT eat glass, however, I simply sip beverages from a glass! ;-)
 
  


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