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vi will do if vim is not avail eg commercial Unices
Ironically, this is exactly the reason I ended up learning VI/Vim oh so long ago.
My favorite editor of all time is TPU, then edit /tpu, then when I had to deal with Unix more I ended up with VI.
There is a TPU type emulation for Emacs, but it doesn't do a very good job (no offense to the dev - it's a nice try). It made it so slow and cumbersome (and simply didn't do a lot of stuff). So back to VI.
VI of course lead to Vim which has become very nearly universal
I will take my Lisp-aware Emacs, thank you very much. Truth be told, though, I have gotten to like VI (VI != VIM).
Could anyone tell me, why no modern, VI(M) implementation has Lisp-mode any more? In my copy of The Ultimate Guide to the VI and EX Text Editors (1990), it says there is a Lisp-mode, but if you check through the man pages for VI on any BSD, they say that Lisp-mode is not yet implemented.
It's there ready in my daily use distro with no frills or fuss. It works so i haven't really tried others. Nice enough gui.
I also like vi when i was stuck on a command-line for a little while. Very nice Scite is pretty. It seems a lot of work has gone into making a lot of nice text-editors to suit different ppl for different purposes. That's what i really like. If i was forced to use only the 1 text-editor i would resent it but having the choice allows me to relax and enjoy it
Distribution: openSuSE 13.2 / 12.3_64-KDE, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Kate vs. Kwrite
I only recently installed KDE 4.x along with SuSE 11.2. There is a new Kwrite there which is a real lot improved over the older version(s). I voted for Kate but I'm not sure that this came about only because I have no experience with Kwrite yet...