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What editor do you use?

Postby Infornographer » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

Surprised I couldn't find a thread on this already....

I've used vim for the past five or six years, but apparently that has fallen out of style and I'd like to move onto something more... modern. I hear that someone has even made a graphical vim, but I bet more useful tools exist. Some people I know like emacs but I've no experience with it. Do you guys recomment it? If not, what do you use in a Linux environment?
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby joeframbach » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:15 pm UTC

I re-type the entire document every time I need to make a change, and just redirect the output > to a file.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Hammer » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:19 pm UTC

We use gvim.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Berengal » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:27 pm UTC

Anything code: gedit or eclipse.
Anything not code: OpenOffice.org
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby mrkite » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:33 pm UTC

vim

:wq

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Gadren » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:35 pm UTC

The only coding I do is for my Java class, so I use BlueJ. But before that, I would use Notepad++ for things like webpages. Back when I was trying to teach myself Linux, I moved back and forth between vim and emacs, and I just don't know which one I like. But since my games have limited me to Windows, I don't really use those editors anymore. I use Q10 for NaNoWriMo. :)

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Kizyr » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:53 pm UTC

I prefer Crimson Editor (http://www.crimsoneditor.com) myself; I believe there is a Linux version available as well. It has color-coding for most languages, some of the usual features you'll find in most editors (auto-indenting, tab-space conversion, column mode, etc.), and you can do some more elaborate things with the keyboard macros than other editors usually allow. KF
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Rysto » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:58 pm UTC

Netbeans for Java, Kate for any other text files.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Hammer » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:00 pm UTC

mrkite wrote:vim

:wq

@MrKite: Do you find yourself typing Esc :wq in every program you use? I do... :D
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby lazarus89 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:01 pm UTC

I go with Programmer's Notepad... scintilla based, very lightweight, highlighting for everything I've tried (yay colorful NASM!)

I hear good things about Crimson Edit too...
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Pesto » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:04 pm UTC

Another vote for vim, gvim, and notepad++ in no particular order.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Infornographer » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:09 pm UTC

Wait, so nothing has really unanimously surpassed vim in the past decade? Wow. I'll check out these other editing tools regardless. Keep posting suggestions!
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby EvanED » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:24 pm UTC

I prefer using an actual IDE for code, usually Visual Studio. (I used Eclipse while I was working in Java.) When I'm working on code that doesn't have an IDE project though, and for much other text editing, I use Emacs.

Hammer wrote:@MrKite: Do you find yourself typing Esc :wq in every program you use? I do... :D
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I find myself doing C-x C-s in other editors. ;-)

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby rrwoods » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:29 pm UTC

Eclipse for Java, Visual Studio 2003/2005 at work (C#/VC++), and SciTE for basic editor/commandline scripting in Python or Perl. Occasionally basic Notepad.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Dingbats » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:07 pm UTC

Vim (well, GVim) for... everything. I've grown used to it, and now I just find using anything else annoying.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Pesto » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:12 pm UTC

Gnophilist wrote:Wait, so nothing has really unanimously surpassed vim in the past decade?

If I have to use VB, I use Microsoft's IDE. Anything like C, PHP, Perl, shell scripts, etc., I use good ol' vim. How much more advanced does a text editor need to be?

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby zenten » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:15 pm UTC

I use pico for editing files, and Open Office for writing documents.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby hotaru » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:31 pm UTC

nvi.
vim is huge like xbox.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby MindTheGap » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:45 pm UTC

Smultron.

Just love it.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby duaneb » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:46 pm UTC

TextMate, and if that isn't available, Emacs.

Macs ftw.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Robin S » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:56 pm UTC

Notepad or Crimson Editor, because the latter was basically the first half-decent editor I came across.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby dhpe » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

I primarily use vi(m) for anything because it is fast, easy to use and stable, but for large programming projects I sometimes use Eclipse although I hate its inefficiency and bugs (to be fair let's admit the bugs are often caused by 3rd-party plugins).

To be frank I just yesterday got vim to segfault with a (massive) string substitution. My jaw dropped down. First, in the middle of the substitution, vim warned that there's not enough memory for undoing the operation. I chose to proceed and then, boom. That said, vim is still the one for me.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby photosinensis » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:11 pm UTC

When I'm on my Linux box, I use Cream, which is just a few settings being changed on gvim. When I'm on my Mac, Smultron ftw.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Sc4Freak » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:04 am UTC

I use Visual Studio 2005. There's absolutely no match for this IDE, and it's free as well.

Unfortunately, it's Windows only.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby EndangeredMassa » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:12 am UTC

Visual Studio 2005. I love it. I can't imagine doing any significant amount of coding without a strong IDE, anymore.

I'm testing the waters with VS 2008.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Waterhouse » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:08 am UTC

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Korandder » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:47 am UTC

Quick and dirty edits - vi
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby the_moose » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:11 am UTC

Crimson Editor and notepad.
And I have Notepad 2 on my flash drive.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby mrkite » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:47 am UTC

Hammer wrote:@MrKite: Do you find yourself typing Esc :wq in every program you use? I do... :D
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Yes! gmail is always asking me if I want to discard the email... ;)

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby ToLazyToThink » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:15 am UTC

In order of preference:

UltraEdit
Eclipse/RAD/WSAD
cat
sed
vi

Although I prefer Windows for my desktop, and don't really use Linux (one of these days I might give it another try).

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby wr3cktangle » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:28 am UTC

pico/nano or gedit
i do find myself typing Ctrl+O a lot in other programs to try to save something, and instead it wants to open a file.

i'm gonna give vim a retry and maybe emacs.
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since others are veering from the Linux environment initially asked about,
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby evilbeanfiend » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:55 am UTC

emacs for just about everything.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Aviatrix » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:11 am UTC

On whatever Unix box I happen to be on: vi

Windoze boxes: notepad, or if I'm doing a web page Dreamweaver because I don't have to type as much and it's there.

I don't spend a lot of time learning new tools, obviously.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Jello B. » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:30 am UTC

Kate or Kwrite.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Hammer » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:23 pm UTC

mrkite wrote:
Hammer wrote:@MrKite: Do you find yourself typing Esc :wq in every program you use? I do... :D
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Yes! gmail is always asking me if I want to discard the email... ;)

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Workaphobia » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:54 pm UTC

I'm a KDE junky, so for office documents I use Koffice, and for code or anything else I use either KWrite or Kate. It's especially good for doing development on a remote machine, thanks to KDE's fish ioslave which adds network transparency via ssh to all KDE applications.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Aglet » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:42 am UTC

On my Debian system, I use vim or GVim almost exclusively. I used Emacs for a while, and it was fun, but in the end, I decided that I like vim's keybindings better. Granted, there is a vi mode for Emacs, but I figured that the only thing Emacs had that I didn't have on the rest of my system was a collection of games, so I just went for the disparate programs approach.

On my home Windows system, I use the Windows build of GVim. On other people's Windows machines, I use Notepad.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby fryman » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:07 am UTC

For uni C++ I use VS 2008 because we get marked down if we get certain warnings that, say, Dev-C++ is not so picky about. I should be using VS 2005 to match what the TAs use, but I much prefer '08 for UI and shortcut reasons. For personal C++ I use Dev-C++.

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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby Hexadecimator » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:07 am UTC

I never could bring myself to like vim, it was just grating even after I considered myself to be mostly past the learning curve. I like Scite instead. All the features I need and lightweight, nothing to complain about.
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Re: What editor do you use?

Postby maafy6 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:39 am UTC

vi has been growing on me. I still have to fight back urges to immediately hit <Esc> <Esc> <Esc> <Esc> (for good measure) :q!

I am a fan of IDE's though, I admit to being a sucker for color coding, so for Java I'll throw on some Eclipse, and I'm happy enough with xemacs really for general coding needs.


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