OT: Text editors (was Re: Search and replace text in XML file?)

Andrew Cooper amc96 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Jul 29 19:55:36 CEST 2012

On 28/07/2012 16:51, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> I highly recommend the use of notepad++.  If anyone knows of a better text
>> editor for Windows please let me know :)
> My current preference is SciTE, available on Linux and Windows both.
> It's configured using Lua, has lexers (and thus syntax highlighters
> and auto-indenters) for a huge list of languages (including Python, or
> I wouldn't mention it), and isn't RAM-hungry. It's not bug-free (but
> what isn't), and has a few limitations (eg it only really supports
> UTF-8), but I've found it excellent as both text editor and
> pseudo-IDE.
> ChrisA

I use emacs, which is also available for windows
(http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/ et al)

As my work requires mixing between windows, various *NIXes, GUIs and
terminals, having a common text editor across all is fantastically useful.


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