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Whats your favourite editor

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Poll: What's your favourite editor?? (78 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your favourite editor??

  1. MED (3 votes [3.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.49%

  2. EditPlus (9 votes [10.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.47%

  3. EmEditor (7 votes [8.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.14%

  4. PSPad (40 votes [46.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.51%

  5. TextPad (10 votes [11.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.63%

  6. Notepad (17 votes [19.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.77%

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I liked the Syn Editor pretty well.

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I use Crimson Editor. I like the Autohotkey keywords being colored, it's small size and it's warning that let's know and update the content of a file when it's modified while you are editing.

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UltraEdit by a mile, followed by EmEditor, and if I had to choose a third other than EditPlus, it'd be PSPad.

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VI is a favorite of mine :)

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EditPad has been a favourite for many years now. It's starting to get a bit bloaty, but as a programmer, I *do* use a lot of the new functions a lot.

I actually paid for it recently: I've been using it for about 8 years by my reckoning, so it's only fair.

I just couldn't go back to an editor without regex search/replace, especially the new feature that lets you save your favourite searches (and my regexes get long and complex!).

And it's surprising how much of the "bloat" that I use on a regular basis, like:
Built in sort
Block indent/unindent
Rectangular selects
Tabbed files
Ability to deal with mac/unix/dos/mixed line ending formats
Syntax highlighting
Various character encodings
Minimise to tray
"Clips" - collections of code
Hex editing
Very easy and powerful configuration (of menus, toolbars hotkeys...)
...and a fair bit more.

There's stuff I don't use, but it's still not yet too bloaty: it has a small memory footprint, low cpu overhead, and is stable except for certain regexes which can make it hang for some time (this is a problem with the regex lib it uses though, and a classic problem with regexes in general).

It's available for linux too, which is a major plus to me.

For unix, though, yeah, I tend to use vim, with a lengthy .vimrc (syntax hilight, no autoindent, etc) because editpad requires a GUI, and I tend to just SSH to our servers.
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definitely PSPad!
highlighting works much better than in EmEditor.