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    I write mostly C/C++ code, but it's for all sorts of different DSP's and microcontrollers... each of which has their own build environment/suite.

    So what I've always done is use an external editor so I don't have to relearn a new IDE with every project. I've been using UltraEdit which is pretty solid... but they recently broke out all the components (diff, merge, etc) into separate products...

    So I figured I'd see what else people are using?

    (also - no EMACS hype please. I realize it's superior, and although I'd like to use it, I just don't have time to reteach my hands' muscle-memory... haven't used it for 10ish years... emacs = dvorak)

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    Re: Recommend a solid code editor

    Try notepad++
    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm


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    • #3
      Re: Recommend a solid code editor

      Originally posted by WaterIsPoison View Post
      wow, that looks pretty nice! thanks!

      Only thing it's missing is compare/merge. Guess I should have been more specific with requirements (as always :P)

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        Re: Recommend a solid code editor

        Originally posted by WhiskeySix View Post
        ... I've been using UltraEdit which is pretty solid... but they recently broke out all the components (diff, merge, etc) into separate products...
        I say that UltraEdit is the best general purpose "programmers" editor.

        Why not stick with the previous version that has all the components you need?

        I do not see any reason to upgrade a software, if the thing you have covers all your requirements and needs.
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        • #5
          Re: Recommend a solid code editor

          Originally posted by Rasta-GR View Post
          I say that UltraEdit is the best general purpose "programmers" editor.

          Why not stick with the previous version that has all the components you need?

          I do not see any reason to upgrade a software, if the thing you have covers all your requirements and needs.
          heh - yeah, that's a good point :D I guess the main thing missing is merge capabilities... unless i missed the version that has that?

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          • #6
            Re: Recommend a solid code editor

            Originally posted by WhiskeySix View Post
            (also - no EMACS hype please. I realize it's superior, and although I'd like to use it, I just don't have time to reteach my hands' muscle-memory... haven't used it for 10ish years... emacs = dvorak)
            Ok then, vim.

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            • #7
              Re: Recommend a solid code editor

              Originally posted by RandomGuy View Post
              Ok then, vim.
              I KNEW someone was gonna say that :icon_lol: VI's even steeper than EMACS :icon_bigg

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              • #8
                Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                Originally posted by WhiskeySix View Post
                I write mostly C/C++ code
                Then why not code your own editor? :icon_wink
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                • #9
                  Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                  Originally posted by Rasta-GR View Post
                  Then why not code your own editor? :icon_wink
                  same reason I don't distill my own tequila ;)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                    Eclipse IDE?

                    I use Aptana (Modified Eclipse), but I'm a web dude.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                      I use TextPad for most of my programming needs. It's small, lightweight, features syntax highlighting, and will even do xHTML and CSS markup.

                      It's portable enough that I can take it with me on a USB flash drive.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                        Originally posted by WaterIsPoison View Post
                        Originally posted by WhiskeySix View Post
                        wow, that looks pretty nice! thanks!

                        Only thing it's missing is compare/merge. Guess I should have been more specific with requirements (as always :P)
                        I too use notepad++. You can probably find another piece of software that handles the compare / merge aspect outside of the editor.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                          I wish I was smart enough to at least figure out what the hell you guys are even talking about!

                          UltraEdit FTW..!


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                          • #14
                            Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                            Originally posted by birdie_in_Texas
                            I wish I was smart enough to at least figure out what the hell you guys are even talking about!
                            Code editors are basically more advanced text editors (like Word, Notepad, etc.) that offer a number of various features to aid programmers and the like in writing code for software.

                            Some features include:
                            - syntax highlighting (highlights different parts of various code in different colors to speed up debugging, ease of reading, etc.)
                            - libraries (code reference materials)
                            - compare/merge (allows the comparison of two files of code and allows for one's differences to be integrated into the other while keeping out same/similar code)

                            xHTML (eXtensible HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is markup (think instructions) used to tell a browser how to display and render a web page.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Recommend a solid code editor

                              Have you looked at NetBeans? I believe it's free as well.

                              http://www.netbeans.org/?intcmp=1923
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