noobie wanst notepad ++ :(

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by alfmoonspace, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. alfmoonspace macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Sorry to bother you guys about this question, I am a new CS major at Weber State and we are learning java. Anyway, the teacher uses jgrasp but I seriously have fallen in love with notepad ++.

    I got a macbook pro but I can't seem to find a editor that has exactly what notepad ++ shows to me (offers?).

    A list of languages, you know how it has the end { connector, and automatic numbering.

    Anyway, maybe I am missing something here. Played around coda, Smultron, TextEdit but cant seem to duplicate notepad ++? Any help?

    Sorry for being a noobie, hopefully you guys can understand my gibberish!

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  3. timmy67 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
  4. ryketech macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2009
    TextWrangler has been my choice for a while now...does exactly what it should and it's free.
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Learn Vim. It will take awhile but you'll feel so much more in control when editing text. I'm only really just starting to feel comfortable in it and only use 0.0001% of its features but I am already so much faster in it than I am in a normal GUI text editor.

    Plus it is free and works on Mac OS X, Linux, other Unices and Windows.
  6. alfmoonspace thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2010
    how do I enable the { follower from start/end so I can read my code better?
  7. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    Say this a different way, I can't decipher what you mean and I'm guessing others won't either... do you want something to highlight a section of code within a block when your cursor is on one of the braces? Do you want a } added whenever you type a {? Do you want the next line to be indented when you type a {? Do you want the } highlighted when your cursor is over the matching { and vice versa? "{ follower from start/end" does not make sense to me.

  8. DKfraDK macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    +1 for TextMate.. Way better than notepad++ IMO.
  9. alfmoonspace thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Sorry, that was totally confusing. So when you open in a class with a { and end with a }, there is a doted line that shows you the connection.

    That is probably the best I can do, haha. Just wondering if any mac text editor has that option?
  10. DKfraDK macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    You can do so in TextMate. By choosing "Show Invisibles".
  11. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    +1 for Textmate. Give it a try, it's solid.

    By chance is this teacher named Prof. Rague?

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