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What text editor & operating system is everyone using?

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AmigaDOS and AsmTwo.
added on the 2016-04-09 02:05:33 by Photon Photon
For that slate of gray that is called work, I use TextWrangler on Mac and NPP on Windows. For wet web work, NetBeans. Even though those do the job, they don't feel modern, so feel free to disregard. Still, I know they're better than anything released by Microsoft or Apple.

And I hope nobody mentioned Emacs. I dismissed it as a joke in 1994 and I'm sure it's still that backward. It's like Ravenholm. We don't go there anymore. :D
added on the 2016-04-09 02:12:20 by Photon Photon
Never went Sublime cos I like never had a use for moving text like a fucking rectangle. :D NetBeans has live refactor since a few years now.
added on the 2016-04-09 02:14:21 by Photon Photon
For most of my programming in the last 5 years I've been running Emacs, on OS X (Mostly) and Windows. I don't like to have too strong habits, I feel I should be able to program with any editor, however. (Been using notepad++ on my home desktop lately)

(The reason for emacs was originally for ease/portability of my source-code tools across platforms)
added on the 2016-04-09 04:16:14 by _-_-__ _-_-__
This is what the p5 editor (very beta) looks like, btw. Ported a Processing sketch of mine for testing.

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added on the 2016-04-09 11:18:37 by tomaes tomaes
Mac OS X, Vim (in iTerm).
added on the 2016-04-10 02:22:09 by booger booger
Win7/Win10, Notepad++, MED
added on the 2016-04-10 03:37:20 by teo teo
For private stuff:
Mac OS X/Unix/Linux: mcedit in terminal, Sublime Text occasionally
Windows: mcedit in CygWin terminal and Notepad++ occasionally
Amiga: CygnusEd
MorphOS: CygnusEd and Scribble

For work stuff: whatever IDE in the toolchain required for the task is forced on me...

I try other editors considered "proper" by the masses from time to time, but somehow I always gravitate back to mcedit and CED... :) And I always get a lot of shit for mcedit wherever I go, because apparently editors are religion for some... But I don't care.

BTW, on all platforms, I still long for a DOS Navigator style multi-Window file manager, file viewer and file editor, I used to use on DOS and OS/2, up to the late 90s... (Somehow the other platform ports of DN wasn't that good...)
added on the 2016-04-10 12:07:56 by Charlie Charlie
BTW, on all platforms, I still long for a DOS Navigator style multi-Window file manager, file viewer and file editor, I used to use on DOS and OS/2, up to the late 90s... (Somehow the other platform ports of DN wasn't that good...)

Isn't any other orthodox file manager (total commander, midnight commander on linux) not good enough? What kind of things has DOS Navigator that these are missing?
added on the 2016-04-10 12:23:38 by Optimus Optimus
Notepad2 for quick edits of mostly unformated plain text. Ends up as f# pseudocode at best.

Notepad++ for edits of formated text with More doctype and Language constraints by Language such as html css c glsl-c webgl and all The instruction sets.

Tex and abc format Are my guilty pleasures but i rarely touch any .tex editor as i next to never need to make a pdf presentation but i like to convert midi to abc.
added on the 2016-04-10 13:01:02 by ollj ollj
My question was mostly curiosity btw, I could check this dos navigator to see if there is something interesting, but there is a windows port, isn't it good enough?
added on the 2016-04-11 11:08:12 by Optimus Optimus
Notepad++ for Window$ , it is really a cool tool and it covers most of my text editing.

Occasionally I use NotePad for AmigaOS 4.1 FE.
added on the 2016-04-11 17:58:20 by AlienTech AlienTech
...a may be weird combo for my tiny intros =>
- Risc OS and BBC Basic on a Raspberry Pi 2/3 plus !StrongED for prototyping stuff
- Windows 10 and Flat Assembler/DOSBox plus Notepad++ for the real thing
added on the 2016-04-11 18:50:46 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
charlie: you know far manager?
Atom and Sublime Text 3 on Mac OS X and NSA 10. Occasionally it's more convenient to just use Nano or cat directly on the command line.
added on the 2016-04-12 16:09:13 by ZEROblue ZEROblue
@Charlie, just to get you interested:

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I use Far for all my file managing needs and it has a pretty good internal editor (with customizable syntax highlighting and vertical blocks). All linking is done using custom batch files and variety of command line tools (I do not get make, sorry).

Am hoping to stay on Windows 7 for as long as I feasibly can.
added on the 2016-04-12 17:23:06 by introspec introspec


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