Terminal-based text editor with color syntax hilighting

Thomas Dickey dickey at saltmine.radix.net
Tue Apr 1 13:35:30 CEST 2003

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <shalehperry at attbi.com> wrote:
> On Monday 31 March 2003 19:39, Dave Benjamin wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> I often write Python over a terminal session, and I really enjoy working
>> with color syntax hilighting, so my editor of choise for the past year or
>> so has been Jed. I've heard that it's possible to get color hilighting to
>> work with Emacs, but so far I've been unable to get that working. (Note:
>> I'm talking about an SSH session, not an XTerm. Text only.)

ssh is an application that might run in an xterm

>> I think Jed is a nice editor, and it's very fast, but I'm wondering if
>> there are any other editors that support this feature. Does anyone know?
>> Thanks,
>> Dave

> new gnu emacs (around 8 months old I think) and vim (a super vi clone) both 
> support color coding.

actually XEmacs has done color for a few years.  For vi-clones, elvis and
vile both do color as well.

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at radix.net> <dickey at herndon4.his.com>

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