[thelist] Text editor recommendations

Austin Harris austin at dotmail.co.uk
Tue Feb 20 14:53:55 CST 2007

Can I add a request for OSX as well? (Doesn't have to be both.)

Mac Rabbit looks good but it looks like it only does the autocomplete on css stuff, close but no cigar.


----- "Paul Bennett" <Paul.Bennett at wcc.govt.nz> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for a text editor (Win32 - free or paid) that will do the
> following:
> * autocomplete text *without* a keyboard shortcut (I'm talking all
> text in any file, not just a set of predefined functions or elements,
> or only in some file types - Jedit does this via the textcomplete
> plug-in, but the support for it is buggy (sometimes it fires,
> sometimes it doesn't - mostly it doesn't))
> * support recording, editing, and running macro's
> * have some kind of good snippet support
> * has a good load of configurable keyboard shortcuts (I use the
> keyboard as much as possible and don't really use 'drag & drop')
> * supports xhtml, css, js and php natively
> * has multi-line search & replace
> * supports searching across directories and subdirectories (not just
> within open files)

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