• What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?

    From jagossel@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Fri Sep 1 15:35:39 2017
    Re: What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?
    By: Nightfox to (null) on Fri Sep 01 2017 01:52 pm

    What is your favorite editor for editing scripts or quickly
    editing a source code file?

    1: Notepad [0 0.00%]
    2: Notepad2 (Flo's Freeware) [1 33.33%] √
    3: Notepad++ [1 33.33%] √
    4: Sublime Text [0 0.00%]
    5: Vim [0 0.00%]
    6: Kate [0 0.00%]
    7: Emacs [0 0.00%]
    8: Atom [0 0.00%]
    9: Visual Studio Code [1 33.33%] √
    10: UltraEdit [0 0.00%]
    11: Other [0 0.00%]

    Another difficult poll to answer. :(

    I use Visual Studio Code for larger scripting projects and PowerShell scripts/modules.

    It would appear that the quick text editing tool that I use is pretty obscure: Geany.

    -jag
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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Sat Sep 16 21:59:03 2017
    On 2017-09-01 11:52 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    What is your favorite editor for editing scripts or quickly
    editing a source code file?

    1: Notepad
    2: Notepad2 (Flo's Freeware)
    3: Notepad++
    4: Sublime Text
    5: Vim
    6: Kate
    7: Emacs
    8: Atom
    9: Visual Studio Code
    10: UltraEdit
    11: Other

    Nano
    Nano
    Nano is absolutely the best. Also only recently I figured out how to cut
    and paste in nano. Now I feel like a real pro.

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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Deavmi on Sat Sep 16 16:57:59 2017
    Re: Re: What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Sat Sep 16 2017 21:59:03


    Nano
    Nano
    Nano is absolutely the best. Also only recently I figured out how to cut and paste in nano. Now I feel like a real pro.

    Really? ctrlk.. ctrlu, wel in pico at least thats what I use and is my favorite.... always has been..

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Deavmi on Sat Sep 16 16:39:45 2017
    Re: Re: What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Sat Sep 16 2017 09:59 pm

    On 2017-09-01 11:52 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    What is your favorite editor for editing scripts or quickly
    editing a source code file?

    1: Notepad
    2: Notepad2 (Flo's Freeware)
    3: Notepad++
    4: Sublime Text
    5: Vim
    6: Kate
    7: Emacs
    8: Atom
    9: Visual Studio Code
    10: UltraEdit
    11: Other

    Nano
    Nano
    Nano is absolutely the best. Also only recently I figured out how to cut and paste in nano. Now I feel like a real pro.

    joe!
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Deavmi on Sun Sep 17 17:06:00 2017
    Deavmi wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Nano is absolutely the best. Also only recently I figured out how to
    cut and paste in nano. Now I feel like a real pro.

    I like nano, but remember to use the -w switch to turn off word wrapping. :)


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Deavmi on Sun Sep 17 10:32:22 2017
    Re: Re: What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Sat Sep 16 2017 09:59 pm

    Nano

    I used PINE for years, so PICO/NANO are second nature to me. I usually use vi for config files and NANO for everything else.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Sep 18 13:11:08 2017
    Re: Re: What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Deavmi on Sun Sep 17 2017 10:32 am

    I used PINE for years, so PICO/NANO are second nature to me. I usually use vi for config files and NANO for everything else.

    At one of my old jobs, we worked in Linux and I got fairly good with vim. I had it customized with some color schemes for various programming languages and had some macros configured in it that I thought were handy (inserting Doxygen comments above function decalarations, removing extraneous whitespace in a document, etc.). I got fairly used to vim, but I haven't used it a whole lot since that job.

    Nightfox

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  • From Accession@VERT/PHARCYDE to Vk3jed on Mon Sep 18 15:56:32 2017
    Hello Vk3jed,

    On Sun Sep 17 2017 17:06:00, Vk3jed wrote to Deavmi:

    Nano is absolutely the best. Also only recently I figured out how
    to cut and paste in nano. Now I feel like a real pro.

    I like nano, but remember to use the -w switch to turn off word
    wrapping. :)

    Instead, try using v2.8.6 or above. (I'm currently using v2.8.7, which may be the latest version). Now in conjunction with softwrap (-$ switch) you can use "set atblanks" in your nanorc. This will now save word boundaries when wrapping
    at the end of the line, and also keeping your 'paragraph' in tact, no matter what size your screen or window is.

    Older versions would wrap at the end of the line, no matter if you were in the middle of a word or not, and would crop up the word displaying it on both lines
    instead of wrapping the whole word.

    I never liked the -w switch, so I requested the softwrap feature above somewhere around v2.8.4. I tested some patches submitted with a few others, and
    it was included in v2.8.6 and above. Now I use it as my default editor for posting messages here even.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Accession on Tue Sep 19 11:38:00 2017
    Accession wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Instead, try using v2.8.6 or above. (I'm currently using v2.8.7, which
    may be the latest version). Now in conjunction with softwrap (-$
    switch) you can use "set atblanks" in your nanorc. This will now save
    word boundaries when wrapping at the end of the line, and also keeping your 'paragraph' in tact, no matter what size your screen or window is.

    I use all sorts of versions, depends what system I'm on, so probably best to be consistent with the -w for programming.

    Older versions would wrap at the end of the line, no matter if you were
    in the middle of a word or not, and would crop up the word displaying
    it on both lines instead of wrapping the whole word.

    Been ages since I've used word wrapping in nano. :)

    I never liked the -w switch, so I requested the softwrap feature above somewhere around v2.8.4. I tested some patches submitted with a few others, and it was included in v2.8.6 and above. Now I use it as my default editor for posting messages here even.

    Soft wrap is definitely a great option for a message editor. :)


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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Jagossel on Thu Nov 23 10:44:36 2017
    Re: What is your preferred editor for scripting or quick editing?
    By: Kirkman to Nightfox on Tue Sep 05 2017 12:54:43

    I'm surprised there aren't more votes for Sublime Text. Such a fantastic tex
    t
    editor, particularly its multiple selection and columnar selection abilities
    .

    Any chance it has something to do with the fact that it costs US$70 for one license? That's what drove me away from using Sublime Text and just stick with Visual Studio Code and Geany.

    Several years back, I was searching for a good editor for college. For HTML/CSS/Javascript, we were using Notepad++ in the lab. I found it to be a bit ugly for my taste, and the syntax highlighting seemed clunky (the previous semester I got hooked on Visual Studio learning C#).

    I tested several free editors out, and I settled on Sublime Text. I loathe the new "cloud" licensing model everybody's moving to. Maybe it's just because I'm older, but I like the old box store model. Pay for something and it's yours; you decide if you want to upgrade or stick with what works.

    Anyways, at the time I loved Sublime Text's license. I thought it was better than most of the other editors, and I liked the model. Pay once, use everywhere. And, it could run off a flash drive. I was able to use the same software in five different locations.

    Visual Studio Code had just been released at that time. I gave it some time to "mature". I believe Adobe had also started an open source editor about the same time. I tried both, and then started using Code in place of Sublime. In the end, while Code seems a bit heavy, I thoroughly enjoy it, and I think it's highlighting is even better than Sublime.

    I was able to snag an adjunct instructor position right out of college. I created a list of recommended editors for my students. Looking at the list, I'm currently recommending: VS Code, Brackets, Atom, Sublime Text. I put Sublime at the bottom of the list due to the license, although I explain they can use it for the course, and it's still recommended.

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