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View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 443 36.37%
emacs 145 11.90%
jEdit 39 3.20%
nano 78 6.40%
pico 47 3.86%
Kate 210 17.24%
gedit 111 9.11%
Nedit 28 2.30%
joe 32 2.63%
KWrite 85 6.98%
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:05 PM   #76
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Vi all the way it is the best editor stable and all my code always works correctly the first time
Old 01-10-2005, 11:56 PM   #77
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gedit .. I like it .. but vi is great to .. I use several editors, it depends on my mood .. but usually I stick to gedit...
Old 01-11-2005, 05:37 AM   #78
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Talking editor? Marcel Gagne

But being hes not an option VI
Old 01-12-2005, 05:06 AM   #79
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emacs usually, but sometimes i go to kate.
Old 01-12-2005, 10:08 AM   #80
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Emacs has a vi mode, therefore vi is the best editor and Emacs is the best operating system ;-)
Old 01-13-2005, 10:38 AM   #81
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pico for me
Old 01-13-2005, 10:56 PM   #82
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vim is the best 2 polls....
emacs.....powerful but editing is slow.......and that's where vim's faster than the fastest...

keep using vim .........
Old 01-14-2005, 10:06 AM   #83
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Still vi for me.

Old 01-14-2005, 01:37 PM   #84
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SciTE (Scintilla Text Editor) is a good one too, but is missing.
Old 01-14-2005, 11:22 PM   #85
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Emacs for everything, all the time. (With CapsLock bound to Ctrl of course).

Yes, Emacs and IBM Model M's.

Old 01-15-2005, 02:25 AM   #86
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you mean to tell me that i had alternatives to vi ......
Old 01-15-2005, 11:08 AM   #87
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For some reason, I can't stand Kate. I always use KEdit instead.

Last edited by Spudley; 01-15-2005 at 11:51 AM.
Old 01-15-2005, 11:48 AM   #88
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Originally posted by zatriz
you mean to tell me that i had alternatives to vi ......
Some people would say no...
Old 01-15-2005, 08:20 PM   #89
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1. joe
2. nano (before apt-get install joe ;-)
3. kate for editing source code in KDE
Old 01-16-2005, 07:06 PM   #90
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vim. heck, even in X i open up an aterm and use vim.. i just doesnt seem right to not be editing on a black screen.


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