a good programming text editor (not IDE)

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com
Thu Jun 15 21:55:17 CEST 2006


John Salerno wrote:
> Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>> John Salerno wrote:
>>
>>>> jEdit is for me still the best text editor available. Very extensible
>>>> with macros (which can be written in Jython with the appropriate plugin
>>>> installed). 
>>>
>>> I like the idea of being extensible, but of course I can only write
>>> in Python. Are there any editors that support that?
>>
>> Jython is a Python implementation for Java.
>>
>> </F>
>>
> 
> Oh, I know, but doesn't it require knowledge of Java? Or am I being even
> more newbie-ish than I thought I was? :)

Nope, no Java knowledge necessary.  Jython just compiles Python code
to java bytecode instead of python bytecode.  Once it is in java bytecode
the JVM doesn't know where it came from.

-Larry Bates



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