in reply to Text Editors
XEmacs if it's something sizeable or critical and I can write it on a system which can handle this or vi if it's trivial or the system doesn't have the resources to run XEmacs. This, of course being the great virtue of using vi - it'll run on just about anything.
I'm not proud!
Please, if this node offends you, re-read it. Think for a bit. I am almost certainly not trying to offend you. Remember - Please never take anything I do or say seriously.