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Old 10-02-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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hey guys what are your opinions on text editors for programming? i have been searching forever for a good text editor and i wanted to know what you all have found. the features i would like are:

FREE (lol this is the most important part)
Syntax Highlighting (for C++, Java, and HTML at least)
Compiler support

oh yeah and i'm running windows xp. thanks

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Old 10-02-2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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Free! Ya Cheap Bastard!

Free with Synax Highlighting on C++, Java and HTML! Firstly; I doubt you'll find any of those singly free; let alone together, and let along at least. I have a cheap Visual Studio which I am interested in Selling; but again its not Free, and it won't do Java. Will do J# though.
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thanks for your reply. also you can't blame me for being cheap i'm only 15 :-D and i can't even get a job yet
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LOL! Oh yes I can! I'm tight; but if I need it it makes sense not to be cheap when doing it.

Plus! I brought Visual Studio at 15, and Office 2003, and Windows XP...

However, if you have a fast enough connection and want specific programming tools for free - hence ones with hylighing and text editors - http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005 has some downloads. Get the C++ one and the Web Developer one for the below languages. J# one maybe; or any of the other ones.

If you are prepared to pay 3 for a DVD - then you can order the non-Express Visual Studio Beta 1. Its worth it.
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thanks much! you're a great moderator
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Lol; aren't I just?

Nah; just spend far too much time on the Microsoft Sites. Hope it works though - I doubt it will with for Java though, although if you know Java, shouldn't take too long to learn J#; and there would be more future in knowing that that in knowing Java.
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turbopad from sourceforge...

http://turbopad.sourceforge.net/
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The editor I use is called vim.

Supports syntax highlighting for those and 200 other languages, and is incredibly fast to use. In my work as a programmer and sysadmin, I spend about 90% of my day in vim, and I wouldn't use any other editor. (I have also used MS Visual Studio in the past, before I learned vim.) There is a bit of a learning curve, but once you master it it will be your favorite tool. It is Open Source, Free (as in speech) and runs on almost every operating system.

http://www.vim.org/

It can do automatic completion of keywords, and much more with the many plugins that are available for it.

There's a short feature summary here:

http://www.vim.org/others.php
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yup i have used vim on linux before and i really like it, but for my windows computer i would rather have a application with more of a windows GUI. thanks for the reply though
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Jedit? http://www.jedit.org

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