Programmer's text editor

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by cluthz, Aug 20, 2004.

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    cluthz

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    What good programmer's text editor are availible for macs?
    Emacs runs only in terminal,
    the shortcuts in jedit for osx aren't working!!!

    what i'm looking for is a gui based editor, with support for java, c++, (and possibly laTeX). (like jedit, emacs and kate works on linux)
    "Syntax coloring" (no native english speaker..) is a must.

    -tb
     
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    HexMonkey

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    Try SubEthaEdit, it does everything you mentioned.
     
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    Veldek

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    Another app is Alpha, which should also do everything you want. I used it for LateX and it has syntax highlighting and it works with C, too.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    BBEdit is the defacto standard

    BBEdit is the defacto standard for programmer's editors on the Mac. It's been around for ever and is very mature.
     
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    I'll second Sub Etha Edit. Networked editing is the best.
     
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    cluthz

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    Thanks a lot!

    I've started on my informathics degree on the university,
    the first courses are in java and the later object based programming and some LaTeX etc...

    The good thing is that the university here uses linux (x86) and not windows,
    but i still want to use macs most of the time.

    I've used linux alongside with osx for a few years now,
    but i'd like to do most of the work in osx. :)

    Well i'll try to use the BBedit trial and SubEthaEdit and see if i like it,
    anyway i have always an option to use jedit and emacs in yellow dog linux.

    btw,
    Anyone used eclipse?? heard that it's a stronger ide than xcode (if you are thinking of java) (won't mess with those yet, got to learn a plain editor first)

    -tb
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Everyone says the same thing about Eclipse "not bad for the price". ItellijIDEA is by far the best coding tool I have used for Java. And the price ain't bad either. Check it out at:
    http://www.jetbrains.com/

    As for not using IDEs yet, you might as well get started even though it's a lots to learn all at once. Doing to text editor thing gets old fast. And if you're doing Java you might as well start looking at Apahe Ant, you're gonna use that too.
     
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    broken_keyboard

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    SubEtha is OK, but if you want a full commercial grade programmer's editor try SlickEdit.

    A developer at my work was so taken with this editor he did a presentation to us all! Currently available for Win and Linux, coming for OS X next month according to website...

    http://www.slickedit.com/
     
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    cluthz

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    i got a tip from a close friend to use netbeans,
    it's made from sun, and it's supposed to be a complete java ide?
    It sounds nice but i want to learn a texteditor, becaue i would need to use it in java this year and later on both objectprogramming and LaTeX.
    (don't know which language yet..)

    Seens that i would be the only macosx programmer on this bachelor program.. :eek:

    btw, i would look into slickedit

    -tb
     
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    elenaher@wanado

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    Hello,

    I think also that SubEthaEdit is a very good editor. I only use it when i make web dev.
    But don't waste too much time in searching the best editor of the world...

    @+
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for BBEdit. My favorite.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    BBEdit is darned nice, so is SubEthaEdit, but emacs has no equal if you're picky about having just the right indentation. XEmacs via Fink provides a usable GUI.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    Amazing

    You can tell Mac people are nice and friendly.
    Ask this question on Slashdot and stand well back!

    Obviously the one true editor is vi.

    I'll get my coat.
    :D
     
  15. mms
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    SubEthaEdit is nice if you want just a free one. The full BBEdit is a lot more powerful if you want to spend some bucks. If you didn't ask for GUI, I would have made vim first. You can get vim for just about any platform (unlike the OS X only BBEdit or SubEthaEdit) if you would like being able to work in a similar environment on a lot of different computers.
     
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    NetBeans is good, if you're doing Java development. For anything else, it's not a good choice but it's more than an editor--it's also a GUI designer. Version 4.0 is in beta testing now. jGrasp from Auburn University works well for me in Java and most varieties of C including C++ and Objective-C.
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    Real programmers program in Notepad...lol.

    For Java, I heard good things about Borland's IDE. Never been able to use the Mac version, but I did use the Windows version...pretty nice.
     
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    csubear

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    Yet one more vote for BBedit
     
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    iMeowbot

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    :q!

    The editor of the beast is good to know as a second-to-last resort (we can't forget poor lonely ed) but it's so byzantine and un-Mac.

    That said, the Carbon binaries available from http://macvim.org/ make the experience slightly less intolerable.

    Nevertheless, emacs is and always shall be the One True Editor.
     
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    I like using JBuilder, if I want to work from Borland's point of view. I've used it off-and-on from version 1.0 and it has the advantage of working like Delphi and C++ Builder and that's a great thing. Unfortunately, it doesn't work like anything other Java toolset. The older versions even had trouble dealing with Java already created in other environments.

    Lots of people use Notepad, for the warm and fuzzy feeling, I guess.
     
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    latex editor

    You might wanna try TeXShop from this site:
    http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html

    I've used it personally and I think it's a great interface for latex. Enjoy!
     
  22. macrumors member

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    VIM

    I really like VIM. Once you get past the esoteric commands, one can be extremely productive in it. I really like the search and replace feature. I learn more cool features in VI everyday.

    Bubba
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for an editor that has the option to hide lines.
    E.g. in text documents where I have tags, I would like to see, and edit only the ones contaiing <text>
    Anyone?
     
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    iMeowbot

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    For emacs you can use http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/hide-lines.el - documentation is right there in the elisp file.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    thanks.
    dumb question. where can I find a emacs port for OS X?
     

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