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Text Editors [Jan. 27th, 2013|09:22 pm]
Douglas Spencer
This is a question about what you use when you want to edit a file that contains text.

Poll #1892847 Text Editors

I use ...

vi or a variant thereof
Emacs or a variant thereof
Notepad or a variant thereof
MS-DOS Editor or a variant thereof
Something else which I will explain in comments

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[User Picture]From: bohemiancoast
2013-01-27 11:23 pm (UTC)
This is a very complicated question.

If I am editing a text file that is *code*, I mostly use CodeRunner, which is a super-light IDE that's great for snippets (eg programming homework on MOOCs), except...

... that it doesn't have Lilypond syntax so I've been using Smultron for Lilypond, though I believe that the current build of Lilypond has restored the Mac IDE, so I might be using that next time...

... and I have just started the Stanford Coding Together iOS course, and that's Xcode of course.

For text files that are not code, there's two options:

If it's an actual file that I'm going to want to keep as a file, I mostly use TextEdit (which I suppose is 'Notepad or similar', except that it's a lot better which is why I use it). But most of my text writing is notes, and that all happens in Notational Velocity.

That might have been more detail than you wanted. Hrrm.
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