Programming Text Editor?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by IntellEJent, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. IntellEJent macrumors member

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    Having just bought my Mac a couple of months ago, I am still using TextEdit as a text editor as I haven't found a better alternative (as you can see, I'm relatively new to the Mac). I would like a text editor with:
    • Syntax highlighting
    • A good way of sorting multiple documents such as tabbed (the best option).
    • Line numbering
    • No auto-indent
    • Brace and parenthesis matchup, which is useful in PHP.
    Not all of these are necessary, but it would be nice. :) I will generally be programming in PHP and C++, yet a text editor is needed badly as TextEdit stinks. Please, don't point me to a full-fledged IDE. Just a good text editor. Thanks!

    Spencer
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  3. IntellEJent thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I have used TextWrangler in the past, but it doesn't have that 'make programming fun' feel to it like jEdit, Notepad++ and other text editors do. I might end up using jEdit, but it would be nice to see what other people use before I make my decision. Perhaps FOSS is what makes software more customizable and featureful. :p However, I would like to see if any programs also have that Mac OS X feel to them, which TextWrangler kind of doesn't for me. Thanks for the contribution, though, as well as the quick response!
    Spencer
     
  4. portent macrumors 6502a

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    What on earth are you talking about?

    I use jEdit at work (on Windows) and if anything, it's philosophy is, "Make programming as hard, slow, and monotonous as possible."

    I long for TextWrangler/BBedit at work.

    But if its not your thing, then maybe TextMate or SubEthaEdit would be. But they cost money, unlike TextWrangler.
     
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  6. iMacFan78 macrumors regular

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  7. novicew macrumors member

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    My favourite text editors are VIM(free) and TextMate(non-free).
     
  8. socks macrumors newbie

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    I second Vi too, you can set up exactly to your liking.
     
  9. IntellEJent thread starter macrumors member

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    Smultron

    Smultron does look interesting as an editor, so I will try that out right now. As an open source project, so I'm sure it's very customizable :)D) and it looks pretty awesome with it's cocoaness and everything. :) I'll see how it is...

    EDIT: OMG Someone actually found a text editor that appeals me on the GUI side. Smultron's GUI rocks, btw! That's a tough task, you know. Now I know of three programs that match in with Aqua's GUI well and appeal me, if that helps: Colloquy, Adium, and Smultron.
     
  10. iMacFan78 macrumors regular

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    With or without the replacement icons?
     
  11. IntellEJent thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't really care about the icons (however, I am using them); it's just that, along with other programs I've used, it has that Mac look. TextWrangler, IMO, doesn't really have that look. Smultron FTW!
     
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