what editor do you use?
caleb1 at telkomsa.net
Wed Jun 30 05:05:59 CEST 2004
> i'm new to python and i was wondering what editors people prefer to use
> and why.
I have a strong Windows background, and am finding this is hurting me in
I have checked out almost every free text editor on the Windows platform.
For a substantial time, my favourite was ConText. About 9 months ago I
discovered a text editor called 'syn'. On Windows, this editor has
everything I want in a general-purpose text editor. If you are a windows
user, I *highly* recommend you check this editor out. I use it for LaTeX,
python, objectpascal, FORTRAN, C, VB and others at work.
At home, I am running Mandrake 10. I am struggling to find a text editor
that I can migrate to easily. For example, I think kate is superb (the
code-folding is a godsend), but I would like be able to customize a menu,
or add buttons in order to run shell commands (doing this in syn is
trivially easy). kate has a built-in terminal, but it ain't the same. A
tabbed layout would also be nice, rather than the file-selector.
I know emacs and vi/vim are super-powerful, but significant time is
required (for me, I guess) to learn how to use them effectively.
If someone has had a look at ConText or Syn, and knows of a very similar
text-editor for Linux, I would love to hear about it.
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