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View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 370 38.30%
emacs 123 12.73%
jEdit 120 12.42%
nano 53 5.49%
pico 42 4.35%
Kate 132 13.66%
gedit 72 7.45%
Nedit 26 2.69%
joe 25 2.59%
mcedit 3 0.31%
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:29 PM   #16
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Jedit in gui, emacs in CLI
Old 11-17-2003, 01:02 AM   #17
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Emacs rocks!
Old 11-17-2003, 01:09 AM   #18
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Gotta be jEdit, although I still have a lot of affection for emacs.

vi/vim is number one? I dunno, I find that kind of amazing - I can use vi (taught with it for years) but to me it seems a bit like programming in assembler language. It works fine, but why bother?

I'd say vi is hands down the best editor in the world - if it's 1983. Emacs ruled for a long time, but after using emacs exclusively for 10+ years, it took me less than a month to make the transition to jEdit, and I've never looked back. Pretty extraordinary app - I live in fear and awe of Slava.

Hey, I wonder - if all these people are voting for vi, why not show how really tough you are: any takers for ex?
Old 11-17-2003, 02:09 AM   #19
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I mostly use nano for console or X...plain & simple!
Old 11-17-2003, 06:36 AM   #20
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Where's SciTE?
Old 11-17-2003, 08:39 AM   #21
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I'd vote for Jeremy . I mean, he is head honcho, isn't he? Has no button, though

Kate, then.

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Old 11-17-2003, 10:22 AM   #22
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jed is missing and i love it , even tough i don't edit much.


Old 11-17-2003, 10:40 AM   #23
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I need an editor that can be customized. emacs wins. vi? That's the crappy old freebie that gets thrown in with Unix. sed is fine for scripting, but vi should be allowed to die.

Have a good day.
Old 11-17-2003, 11:42 AM   #24
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Where is SciTE ???
Old 11-17-2003, 11:54 AM   #25
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Go joe!
Old 11-17-2003, 12:44 PM   #26
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Gedit - modest, simple - adequate..
vim for cl..
Old 11-17-2003, 01:27 PM   #27
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I also miss scite. It's just so friendly yet still powerful
Oh well, my second choice is vim, that's a great editor as well.
Old 11-17-2003, 03:36 PM   #28
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jEdit... ongoing development (in the right direction), new features, squishing bugs, super-customizable, good community, multi-platform (for when you can't/don't use Linux) etc, etc, etc...
Old 11-17-2003, 03:54 PM   #29
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Looks like another emacs vi holy war...

kedit for notes and short jots
vim/gvim for the rest
Old 11-17-2003, 08:47 PM   #30
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vim baby Although, I use gedit for editing multiple files.


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