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Old 09-12-2003, 04:29 AM   #1
sheldon
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Question Best source code editor for Linux


Which is the best source code editor for Linux?..

Till now I was using emacs ( and xemacs ) , which is very powerful, but some how I am not happy with GUI that emcas provides ( After working with some power ful Windows editor -): ).

In windows I am using Source Insight which I likes very well.

What I am looking for is an editor which can provide context sensitive help ( like auto completion of functions and symbols ,
details about function definiton and declaration etc )


Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 04:51 AM   #2
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im not sure whether you realise but emacs has autocompletion of symbols M-<TAB> iirc, the help system is also much more powerful than any other, there is a key combination for help on current word but ive forgotten. it also has multiple windows, and in gui mofe multiple frames as well.

ive just found a screenshot of source insight, it doesnt look that fancy certanly no better than kdevelop(*shudders*), although the syntax highlighting looks way over the top.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 05:13 AM   #3
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I believe that these features are not by default in emcas. You need to get the proper lisp code for that. Isn't it?. And this is a time consuming job.

Apart from this the GUI ( the window that appears for context sensitive help, for auto completion etc ) is far inferior compared to the windows editors.

Of course emcas is completely free!
 
Old 09-12-2003, 05:35 AM   #4
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all the features ive listed above come as standard with emacs, and if you dont like the windows use a new frame instead. im not really an expert on emacs though, i only use it when connecting to a particular solaris machine(it has vim < 6.0 so i dont have much choice) from what ive heard installing lisp scripts isnt too hard but as i say i dont know cos i dont really use emacs, im just saying it does have the features you list - i wouldnt want you to change editor out of ignorance.
 
  


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