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jeremy 01-07-2009 03:24 PM

Text Editor of the Year
 
Always an interesting poll.

--jeremy

taylor_venable 01-07-2009 11:13 PM

Perhaps it would be interesting to distinguish between vi and Vim. If you prefer using the simple BSD vi (a.k.a. nvi in Linux) or Vim with ":set cp" you would vote for vi. If you like all the bells and whistles of Vim like syntax coloring and indentation you would vote for Vim.

One could do the same thing for XEmacs and GNU Emacs since they're so different now, but I'm pretty sure nobody uses XEmacs anymore so it wouldn't make a difference. :D

snowtigger 01-08-2009 02:30 AM

Where's Geany?

:)

Mark7 01-08-2009 04:31 AM

How about Leafpad?

taylor_venable 01-08-2009 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowtigger (Post 3400769)
Where's Geany?

Geany is in the IDE category. Strictly speaking, the text editor in Geany is Scintilla.

ncsuapex 01-08-2009 11:25 AM

You mean there's other text editors besides vi/vim? :D

snowtigger 01-09-2009 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taylor_venable (Post 3401055)
Geany is in the IDE category.

Well spotted, perhaps i should have looked there. But then i forget its classed as an IDE.

DJOtaku 01-09-2009 12:11 PM

where's the control-alt-meta-win key to vote?

Disillusionist 01-09-2009 12:53 PM

Vi/Vim every time ;)

Not overly concerned about colour coding etc.

It's good to have an editor that will always be available.

:1,$ s/^M$//

Hitboxx 01-09-2009 04:05 PM

Gedit.

craigevil 01-09-2009 04:06 PM

vi for terminal, GUI i use cream

mjjzf 01-10-2009 03:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disillusionist (Post 3402572)
Vi/Vim every time ;)
Not overly concerned about colour coding etc.
It's good to have an editor that will always be available.
:1,$ s/^M$//

Hm? I always found that Vim was the text editor that did the best syntax coloring.
I find it harder this year, as Medit was added. I usually use Vim for when I am without X or for editing config file - and Medit for web stuff. I think I'll put one in for Medit - Vim will probably win anyway. Would be interesting with a vi vs. vim poll some day...

Disillusionist 01-10-2009 04:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjjzf (Post 3403299)
Hm? I always found that Vim was the text editor that did the best syntax coloring.

vim is great at syntax colouring, however I frequently use Unix systems that have vi rather than vim.

For me this isn't an issue, that was more my point.

taylor_venable 01-10-2009 07:49 AM

Once I learned the keys (and how to combine them with movements) effectively I was much more productive with Vim than Emacs, though I still like Emacs for some things (e.g. SLIME is amazing). Very nice syntax highlighting system which is usually more advanced than the competition, yet still manages to be quite fast. Even so there are times when I just want the simplicity of nvi (just plain "vi" on my BSD systems) for quick things or for files where I tend to break Vim's syntax capabilities (lately, editing LaTeX).

Alien_Hominid 01-10-2009 04:34 PM

It should be nano/pico.


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