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Cool Code Editor

by Purdy (Hermit)
on Nov 07, 2001 at 07:41 UTC ( #123762=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Looking through the editors, I noticed one missing that I've been playing around with on the Windows side of things (yeah, I gotta boot up to that every once in a while {note to self: replace WebTrends ;)}) that's been pretty cool: Crimson Editor. Color-coding and the normal jazz, but an extra sassy feature of setting up FTP sessions and opening/saving files remotely - tres magnifique!!


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Re: Cool Code Editor
by perrin (Chancellor) on Nov 07, 2001 at 08:08 UTC
    Not to burst your bubble, but that's a pretty run-of-the-mill feature. Emacs has done that forever, and most of the pro editors on Windows (I've been trying out Visual Slick Edit) seem to do it too. Emacs can actually edit files over scp/ssh. Now that's a cool feature!
      I've heard lots of cool things about emacs, but I just haven't forced myself to give it a good try, especially with all of those Ctrl-? commands. Guess once you've learned one key binding (vi), you become biased towards it.

      Now that I know about SSH, I may have to give it another shot.

        Well, you can use vi bindings in emacs, but then again, vim6 has the hability to use scp/ssh.

        Just do a vim rcp://machine/path and happy viming :-)
        :help netrw gets you into the pertinent help page

        Peace, no editor flamewar wanted :-)

Re: Cool Code Editor
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Nov 07, 2001 at 21:53 UTC

    The "cool editor feature" that has most impressed me lately is vim 6's block-based text folding. Put a descriptive comment at the top of each block, fold down a level or two, and it's really easy to get a quick overview of how a program is structured.

    (I'd be surprised if something similar hasn't been written for emacs. No editor holy wars please!)

Slick, baby!
by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate) on Nov 07, 2001 at 23:34 UTC
    Visual Slick Edit all the way!

    I use it on all platforms, and now that I can run it in native mode on FreeBSD (instead of Linux compat mode) I like it even more. One of the only really good, full featured editors I have found that runs on all the platforms I need.

    The licence is a source of badness and goodness however. Badness: only 1 OS type per licence. Goodness: Licence is good for 1 user, not 1 machine. You can have it installed on as many machines as you wish as long as only one person uses it!

    "Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!

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