Smultron FTW!

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott on December 30, 2007

I do a lot of coding in C, Perl, HTML, CSS, and coming this semester, Java. I’ve used vim pretty much exclusively, but have recently started wanting to use my mouse when it’s feasible. So, I started looking around and being disappointed for one reason or the other with each of the offerings. First, I tried TextWrangler which almost did it except I didn’t like the way it handled Perl syntax highlighting, and I didn’t like the automatic indenting implementation. I tried a couple of the commercial selections such as TextMate and SubEthaEdit, but seriously, if I have to pay for them, I’ll just stick to vim. Then I found Smultron. It does a nice job of syntax highlighting and the automatic indent is implemented just the way I like. There is page after page of customization options. It’s also open source, which you all know I love. When I’m accessing my server remotely, vim will still work of course, but for homework and projects, I’m giving Smultron a try.

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  1. dalloliogm said, on January 1, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Well, you can also enhable mouse support on vim, or try emacs with the -nw option.

    Anyway, thank you for the tip, I will give it a try.

  2. reine said, on July 20, 2008 at 4:10 am

    on linux you have gedit, really nice, nedit, jedit, and so forth… wuy make simple when you can make it complicated!!!. Reine.

  3. DD said, on May 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    If you code Java try Eclipse it’s THE IDE for Java…
    every Java-Project I met uses Eclipse…

  4. me said, on January 19, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Smultron is not free either.

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