[thelist] Text editor recommendations

Charles Wiltgen cwiltgen at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 20 15:29:47 CST 2007


> Am I being too picky?

I don't think so.  I've been using Aptana
<http://aptana.com/> to develop
Objecty <http://wiltgen.net/objecty/>, and I believe
it does everything you
list here except PHP auto-complete/syntax highlighting
(which I know they
intend to do).

It's not done (so there are definitely nits to pick),
but there's also an
opportunity to influence how the final 1.0 release
will work.

A while back I posted an overview of Aptana at
ronment/> and an audio interview with Paul Colton at
ajax-web20/>, and you might find them interesting.

-- Charles

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of
Paul Bennett
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 12:49 PM
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Subject: [thelist] Text editor recommendations

Hi all,

I'm looking for a text editor (Win32 - free or paid)
that will do the
* 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)

I've used jEdit for a couple of years, but am becoming
disillusioned lately
- plugins (for me) are buggy and often don't work,
they have little or no
documentation, and development on the editor as a
whole seems to have

Can anyone point me in the right direction for a
worthy replacement? I'm
definitely willing to invest time into learning the
ins & outs of a new
editor - I've tried Komodo, Homesite and Zend IDE, but
they all fall short
in at least one of the above areas.

Am I being too picky?

Thanks in advance,

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