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RE[2]: Monad
by Neolander on Sun 25th Dec 2011 00:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Monad"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Slightly OT : I still have to find a fully satisfying programming-grade text editor for Windows. Notepad++ and SciTE look like stuff from the last century as compared to modern Kile or GEdit...

I've heard good things about UltraEdit, but it still feels somewhat weird to pay for a text editor.

Edited 2011-12-25 00:09 UTC

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RE[3]: Monad
by shotsman on Sun 25th Dec 2011 08:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Monad"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

I've been using ultraEdit for at least 8years. IMHO, nowt comes even close.
Now it is also available on Linux and OSX.
Yeah, it costs money but in the grand scheme of things, that cost is not huge and one I don't mind paying. Compared to other tools like XMLSpy it is dirt cheap.

Back to Powershell.
Yep, it does help with automating stuff within windows. This was really needed if Windows was ever going to run headless (sans GUI), something that Unix/Linux has been able to do from before Microsoft was created.
But from my very limited use of it, it does not allow me to anywhere near the amount of things outside the OS area that tools like bash etc can do. I'm still getting to grips with it though and I might be wrong here.

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RE[3]: Monad
by ilovebeer on Mon 26th Dec 2011 08:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Monad"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Slightly OT : I still have to find a fully satisfying programming-grade text editor for Windows. Notepad++ and SciTE look like stuff from the last century as compared to modern Kile or GEdit...

I've heard good things about UltraEdit, but it still feels somewhat weird to pay for a text editor.

I use UltraEdit and recommend anyone looking for a great Windows-based editor to give it a spin.

As far as paying for it.. Instead of expecting everything to be free, maybe it's wise to consider that anything worth using on a daily basis may be worth paying for.

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RE[4]: Monad
by Neolander on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Monad"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I use UltraEdit and recommend anyone looking for a great Windows-based editor to give it a spin.

As far as paying for it.. Instead of expecting everything to be free, maybe it's wise to consider that anything worth using on a daily basis may be worth paying for.

I can understand that, but I also make a difference between stuff that I use at work and stuff that I use on my spare time. Advanced text editors fall in the latter category, and so they are not funded by my employer but by my student budget. Said budget being far from infinite, I tend to be careful about purchases that cost above ~$20, especially if it's as volatile as computer software.

Plus, I do not code on Windows on a daily basis. Most of my work happens on Linux, and I only consider Windows as a side platform that anyone but me uses, and that I must as such support and write documentation chapters for. So it's not about finding an everyday tool for me, more about finding something which I can use occasionally without too much hassle and which I can recommend to other people.

I recently discovered Geany on Linux, which is quite nice and has a Windows version. Maybe I should give said version a spin.

Edited 2011-12-27 22:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Monad
by ivanzinho on Mon 26th Dec 2011 18:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Monad"
ivanzinho Member since:
2009-04-05

OT but I think deserves to be said nonetheless:
I used to feel the same pain as you but recently I found a code editor called Sublime Text 2.
I've been using it on Mac and Windows and I absolutely love it!
Give it a try, maybe you'll like it.

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with the developer of this software in any way and I'll have absolutely no gains whatsoever with this post.

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RE[4]: Monad
by Neolander on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Monad"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Still ~$60 for a text editor though, so doesn't help me so much with my dilemma... :/

That being said, I rarely use Windows for anything but gaming and Q&D software compilation + testing these days...

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RE[3]: Monad
by Worldbuilder on Thu 29th Dec 2011 08:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Monad"
Worldbuilder Member since:
2006-04-12

Try PSPad at http://www.pspad.com/en/
I've never used another editor since.

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