Emacs vs. Eclipse vs. Vim

Peter Anderson peter.anderson at internode.on.net
Tue Dec 2 05:46:28 CET 2008

Stef asked:
/>/ As a fall-back I also use EditPlus (see 
/>/ http://www.editplus.com/index.html ). Its only for Windows
/but PyScripter is also only for windows ;-)
>/ and its shareware so you need to pay for it. Its clip library makes it 
/>/ a VERY GOOD text editor. It's a real shame there are NO text editors 
/>/ with such a comprehensive and easy to modify clip library function (I 
/>/ would be really pleased to be proven wrong on this last point :-) ).
/What so great about it ?

I think you would really need to try it.  As I said yesterday,
I find the clip library really very useful; its simple to use
and easy to create/extend.

Here is a short piece of clip library from a HTML clip lib:

#T=Underline text
<span class="underline">^!</span>
#T=Superscript (end note)
#T=Code fragment
#T=Highligt text - yellow
<span class="highlight">^!</span>
#T=Centre text
<div align="center">

Only the text on the line after the "T#" appears in the clip lib side panel.
Double click on the text label and EditPlus inserts the clip text into the
document being edited.  The "^!" is where the cursor sits after the clip
insertion.  Clips can be inserted "around" existing text.

Very neat; if you use Windows its really worth a try.


*Peter Anderson*
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to 
conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the 
introduction of a new order of things—Niccolo Machiavelli, /The Prince/, 
ch. 6

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