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The nominees are:

vi/vim
Emacs/XEmacs
Kate
jEdit
nano
pico
gedit
Nedit
joe
Scite
Midnight Commander Editor
KWrite
Mousepad
Scribes
medit

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Text Editor of the Year


Always an interesting poll.

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Old 01-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 02:30 AM   #3
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Where's Geany?

 
Old 01-08-2009, 04:31 AM   #4
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How about Leafpad?
 
Old 01-08-2009, 08:38 AM   #5
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Where's Geany?
Geany is in the IDE category. Strictly speaking, the text editor in Geany is Scintilla.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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You mean there's other text editors besides vi/vim?
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:24 AM   #7
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Geany is in the IDE category.
Well spotted, perhaps i should have looked there. But then i forget its classed as an IDE.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:11 PM   #8
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where's the control-alt-meta-win key to vote?
 
Old 01-09-2009, 12:53 PM   #9
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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$//
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:05 PM   #10
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Gedit.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #11
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vi for terminal, GUI i use cream
 
Old 01-10-2009, 03:25 AM   #12
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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...
 
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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.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #14
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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).
 
Old 01-10-2009, 04:34 PM   #15
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It should be nano/pico.
 
  


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