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Which is your favourite editor

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue 15 Sep 2009

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joe  <-> 3% 86 votes
vi/vim  <-> 51% 1193 votes
gedit  <-> 6% 153 votes
nano/pico  <-> 21% 498 votes
emacs  <-> 10% 246 votes
Other  <-> 5% 137 votes
Total 2314 votes

 

 

 

Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by ajt (195.112.xx.xx) on Tue 15 Sep 2009 at 21:44
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This was asked before, I wonder now the results will differ...?

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by jijitus (190.227.xx.xx) on Wed 16 Sep 2009 at 16:12
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What about Kate? That's my preferred one excepting when I'm working at a virtual console - there, it's VIm.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (84.249.xx.xx) on Wed 16 Sep 2009 at 17:29
Same here. When in GUI it's Kate, absolutely, and in Terminal it's Vi(m).

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (93.97.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Oct 2009 at 13:46
agreed. VIM is good at a terminal, GEdit is fairly impressive when a few plugins are enabled, but KATE wins hands-down, if only for having a bit of speed, sane keys, and almost-perfect dynamic wrapping.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (134.84.xx.xx) on Wed 16 Sep 2009 at 18:22
Emacs for substantial work, jed for quick edits.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (62.10.xx.xx) on Wed 14 Oct 2009 at 22:08
I agree! jed/emacs

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (90.185.xx.xx) on Wed 16 Sep 2009 at 18:39
mcedit from Midnight Commander, its really simple and very cool, with highlight of code and much more.

If you haven't tried it, do it, you wont regret it.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (87.8.xx.xx) on Wed 16 Sep 2009 at 20:38
VI VI VI, The Editor of the Beast!

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (79.228.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Oct 2009 at 14:18
*smile* you made my day, thanks

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (80.69.xx.xx) on Thu 17 Sep 2009 at 09:08
besides vim I also like geany!

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (89.176.xx.xx) on Sat 19 Sep 2009 at 21:48
mcedit + kate.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by mahdi (2002:0xx:0xx:0xxx:0xxx:0xxx:xx) on Mon 21 Sep 2009 at 00:49
What is Emacs doing in this poll? Everybody knows that Emacs is name of an OS. Voting for it anyway ;) ...

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (88.24.xx.xx) on Tue 22 Sep 2009 at 17:55
Rock around the clock! I use elvis to edit all.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (86.70.xx.xx) on Wed 23 Sep 2009 at 17:00
I use geany, or nano for quick/sudo editing.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (213.245.xx.xx) on Thu 8 Oct 2009 at 13:50
I use Geany and nano too

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (212.178.xx.xx) on Thu 24 Sep 2009 at 10:33
mcedit - geany - nano - kate (in that order)

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (85.72.xx.xx) on Fri 25 Sep 2009 at 14:06
Vi is a very good editor.But it sometimes has some strange behavior.
So here comes the Vim and makes it perfect!

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (64.186.xx.xx) on Fri 25 Sep 2009 at 19:22
All emacs for me, used to be a vi guy, and I will still use it if I am on an embedded linux for some reason and there is no other choice. Otherwise I don't care for a stateful editor.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by mcortese (20.142.xx.xx) on Mon 28 Sep 2009 at 09:33
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I love Vi, but I question if we still need the confusing "stateful" concept: after all, we have keyboards with many more keys than we used to have when Vi and Emacs were developed. At that time, the only reliable qualifier was Control, the Meta had to be backed-up by the a sequence involving Esc because not all terminals generated it in the same way. Not to mention the confusion about the 8th bit...

Today we have pretty standard Control, Alt, and Super (Windows?) keys on PCs, and a similar situation holds for Macs (which have always been ever smarter in the use of qualifiers key). There are also keys that we hardly remember having, or fail to understand what they are supposed to be there for (the Insert key, for example, do you switch between overwrite and insert modes so many times that it deserves a dedicated key? — or the NumLock key: do you ever unlock the numeric pad?).

I'd love to see a Vi reincarnation that makes extensive use of all our keys and relaxes the strict insert mode/normal mode paradigm.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (62.11.xx.xx) on Mon 28 Sep 2009 at 18:01
The serious people use vim!!
They don't need other things!

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Arthur (68.108.xx.xx) on Mon 28 Sep 2009 at 21:30
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Last time this was asked I was an XEmacs user of many years. Then recently XEmacs became unstable on my machine, kept forgetting its configuration options, and generally being a bite in the rear end. This prompted me to give gvim a serious trial (as I was already using vim for many things anyway) and now I can say that I'll never need another editor.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by rbochan (24.58.xx.xx) on Tue 29 Sep 2009 at 14:36
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Nice to see joe actually make the list.

...Rob

The American Dream isn't an SUV and a house in the suburbs; it's Don't Tread On Me.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (89.27.xx.xx) on Tue 29 Sep 2009 at 20:31
DEADJOE

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (174.96.xx.xx) on Thu 1 Oct 2009 at 18:38
Here's a vote for X2. Available on Linux, AIX, Windows, OS/2, and even DOS. Modern derivative of XE editor on 4690 OS for Cash Register Systems which grew up to be SLickEdit.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by sathiyamoorthy (125.22.xx.xx) on Sat 3 Oct 2009 at 06:48
On 3rd October of 2005, i started using vim for first time.


And by today, 4 years from there - i used vim & vim only. I write documents, develop programs, even draw flowcharts in vim. And in everything it makes me to do the work faster & perfect. Also, i became a lover of vim, the most flexible & productive editor in the world.


I do write a lot of its feature/tips & tricks in my blog.


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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by allenlux (85.93.xx.xx) on Sat 3 Oct 2009 at 22:17
Another vote for mcedit.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (212.5.xx.xx) on Sun 4 Oct 2009 at 20:01
My vote for Mcedit

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (71.241.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Oct 2009 at 23:48
mcedit

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by Anonymous (110.20.xx.xx) on Fri 16 Oct 2009 at 12:31
Geany when on Fluxbox/KDE/Xfce/LXDE, nano when working at the command line.

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Re: Which is your favourite editor
Posted by fugit (199.2.xx.xx) on Thu 22 Oct 2009 at 19:39
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I really like vi/m. I feel like I should learn to use emacs at some point but vi is on every machine.

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