Favorite Text Editor

Which is your favorite?

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Poll: Favorite Text Edirtor (32 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite text editor?

  1. Vi/vim (6 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  2. Emacs (5 votes [15.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.62%

  3. Gedit (2 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  4. Kwrite (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Leafpad (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Mousepad (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Notepad (2 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  8. SimpleText (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. TextEdit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Geany (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. jEdit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Kate (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Notepad++ (13 votes [40.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.62%

  14. SciTE (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Ed (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Nano (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Pico (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. echo, cat, sed (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. Other (Please post) (4 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

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#1 programble  Icon User is offline

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Favorite Text Editor

Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:39 PM

So what is your favorite text editor? Please post what it is and why.

My answer:

Emacs! I like Emacs for its immense extensibility and I just like things like C-x u.

My second choice is Gedit, since it is simple and has a nice interface.
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#2 s3thst4  Icon User is offline

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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:35 PM

Honestly don't do much programming in Text Editors, but when I do, I always use Notepad++.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:45 PM

I use all of the ones that HAVE been voted on (N++, Vi, and Emacs) but my personal favorite is, in fact, Emacs due to its extensibility

EDIT: Sorry double post, slow internet)

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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:02 AM

Gedit, because it's standard with Linux (the distros I've used (Ubuntu, Fedora), not sure about the rest). No need to go get syntax highlighting. Gedit has LOTS of highlighting configurations.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:14 AM

View Postprogramble, on 18 Oct, 2009 - 03:39 PM, said:

I just like things like C-x u.


Yes, the undo command. Believe it or not, all editors have it.

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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:25 PM

View PostNeumann, on 19 Oct, 2009 - 12:14 PM, said:

View Postprogramble, on 18 Oct, 2009 - 03:39 PM, said:

I just like things like C-x u.


Yes, the undo command. Believe it or not, all editors have it.

I meant the way the commands work. That was just an example.

Yay @ Emacs winning :D

Notepad++ is in second, which is quite understandable. I used to use it before my Linux days (aka The Dark Times).
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:00 PM

I think we have like 5 other threads about this topic. I answered in one of them.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:48 PM

Notepad++, though I've been peeking at emacs... Give me some time with it, and I might switch.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 20 October 2009 - 01:58 PM

I use Antechinus JS because I do Internet Programming. :P
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:10 PM

I voted vi, but it really depends on which OS that I'm on.

I love all of the shortcuts written into vi. Once you learn them it's an awesome editor.

View PostLocke, on 19 Oct, 2009 - 12:02 PM, said:

Gedit, because it's standard with Linux

Not to be one of those techo ass-hats : But the 'G' in Gedit means it's for Gnome, which means it's not standard. Just so you know this, going forward. Should you find yourself running a KDE (or non-Gnome) Window Manager, you won't find Gedit.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:32 PM

I use Notepad, although I don't like to. I don't use it to code though, Since I am a Java developer I use Eclipse IDE.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:24 AM

coda is by far my favorite. The ability to work in teams on different machines and editing the same document in real time is priceless. Also, the ability to add books of any language. When you have an issue and search, it will not only search the API but also will search the books as well. Overall it's just spectacular.
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:08 PM

Voted Emacs, because it's awesome. I'm not neccessarily opposed to using Vim, but Emacs is better for most of the languages that I use, such as Clojure, Haskell, and Ruby.

As a side note, Lispers typically like to use Emacs because it's configuration language is a Lisp, so they feel at home. You can see this point demonstrated by looking at a poll I started yesterday: http://acidrayne.net/?p=81 where 96 of the currently 170 votes are for Emacs. Vim comes in second with 30 votes.

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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:04 PM

Voted Vim, cuz it's awesome. I'm not opposed to emacs but vim is better for most of the languages I use, such as C, C++, and Assembly
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Re: Favorite Text Editor

Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:25 PM

Gedit because it works perfectly straight out of the box, though I am making my own scriptable text editor (Beanshell) to suit my individual needs.
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