[clug] Syntax-highlighting source code editors

Michael Cohen scudette at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 01:52:47 GMT 2008

Hi Andrew,
  I would normally suggest emacs/xemacs but recently I have been
playing with jed which is great - it has emulation for emacs, and vi
and great syntax highlighting. Its a great substitute for emacs when
you dont want something quite as large - or, as i was, finding myself
having to develop of a 500mhz embedded system.

Editors and IDEs are so plagued with personal preferences that you
risk starting a huge flame war asking about them here.... Most editors
have source code highlighting these days and most are quite good (even
gedit is not bad).

I personally prefer a console based editor because I can run in it
screen, detach it and ssh back from somewhere else and keep working
where i left it... IMHO you cant really beat that for functionality.
Also I find large fonts with black backgrounds and strong syntax
highlighting colors better for looking at for long time.


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:34, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>> What source code editors do people use that do syntax-highlighting?
>> I need to be able to handle Borland Pascal (Delphi).
>> Would like PERL and HTML as well and be able to write a 'lua' or 'tcl'
>> syntax as well.
> My personal drugs of choice:
>  gvim  - for most day to day work
>  nedit  - for large amounts of "new" code.
> I am yet to find someone who can tell me how to get the same
> functionality as nedits Ctrl-H in vim.  I am sure it exists but I just
> haven't bothered to find it.
> As for syntax highlighting in vim (or gvim) I can highly recomend the
> zenburn scheme.
>  http://ajanke.selfip.com/fred.jpg
> Ah, nirvana...
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