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Very amusing. In 1981 I coded in Fortran on an IBM/370, maintained my files using JCL and that all on punch cards of course. My fellow student choose to switch to Pascal, using a VSPC terminal, we both came from Algol60. Unfortunately that doesn't qualify me as a real programmer, I can't even remotely understand 360 assembly language.
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
I startet with FORTRAN in 1977 or 1978 on a Siemens system (BS2000, also punchcards) and changed later to JCL on a Fujitsu 200, connecting with terminals. Actually my nic is the most irksome error I used to produce when I came from a prolonged field season and forgot to dynamically link the input stream...
Interesting to see that Emacs is gaining tracion - when I mentioned it a few years back all I got were snears. Now, I think, org-mode has really brought a lot of new users to Emacs. Ironically, I don't use org-mode much. I do however, edit text, in one form or another, with pretty much evertyhing I use my computer for. And, you guessed it!! Emacs has a mode for that! https://xkcd.com/378/ IRC, IMAP, pretty much every programming language under the sun. Very nice to have a unified set of keybindings ported across protocol clients, etc. So... w/o further adieu, I vote Emacs
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
Originally Posted by dr_agon
I use geany in GUI, but jed in CLI. Unfortunately jed is not in list. It is small, fast, has syntax highlighting and customizable key bindings, and has drop-down menu in case you forgot some key combination.
Started with Unix in 1987. In 1991 vim came out and I have loved it ever since.
My vote is vim.
'80 for me. Was at UC so vi was natually on the system. And nothing less than a godsend considering many/most compsci students of the day were still using punch cards. Never really got too excited about vim. Perhaps because I spent more time on pure Unix and vi was sure to always be there. As Linux displaced Unix I used vim because it was sure to always be there!
Fast forward a few decades and I'm now an Emacs user. All I can say is that I sure do wish I'd embraced learning Emacs a couple decades sooner.