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Which editor do you use for coding, writing or daily use?

e -  default editor for os/2 versions 2.0 thru 4.x
5 (31.3%)
THE - a clone of the IBM 3270 editor
0 (0%)
Qedit - A Qt-based editor
2 (12.5%)
EPM - the editor for IBM Presentation Manager
4 (25%)
Vile - a microEmacs editor using vi commands
0 (0%)
Vim - The Improved "Visual Interface" editor
0 (0%)
emacs - an interpreter for Emacs Lisp
1 (6.3%)
jEdit - a java-based editor
2 (12.5%)
Tea -the Text Editor of the Atomic era
0 (0%)
joe - a blend of the WordStar and emacs editors
0 (0%)
FTE - A folding text editor for developers
0 (0%)
FED - Folding text Editor by Hargreaves
0 (0%)
MrED - Multi-file Programmers Text Editor
2 (12.5%)
Kon - a fast and easiliy available editor
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 16

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Rick C. Hodgin

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2016, 07:56:51 pm »
Sammy Edward Mitchell wrote a great DOS-based text editor back in the 80s.  It was originally called QEdit, but it's not the famous QEdit, and he later had to change the name.  I used it every day for all development for over a decade.

It's now called TSE, Jr. (The Semware Editor) and can still be obtained.  There's also a more modern more capable Windows version called TSE.  Both have a complete pascal-like macro language and are able to edit files up to the size of virtual memory.  And both have a full set of runtime settings that can be configured and stored in a permanent settings file.  They also have mouse integration.

It's an amazing editor, and remains the best I've ever used to this day in 2016.

As a long time user, I received permission from Sammy to incorporate the entire macro language and feature set into my own editor.  I have called my internal editor structure SEM on his behalf (in Visual FreePro, Jr., my XBASE-like language, it stands for Struct Edit Manager, but is a nod to Sammy Edward Mitchell).  The macro language has not been introduced, and the editor is still missing some other basic functionality.

sem.cpp
sem.h

It is the syntax-highlighting editor seen here in this screenshot in the upper-right.

I have contacted the author of The Semware Editor to see if I could port a version of TSE Pro (the current full version with a pascal-like macro language) to OS/2.  The only part that would need ported is the UI and a few fringe interface functions like virtual memory management (as TSE Pro allows the editing of any sized file).

He appears to be mulling the idea over right now as we discussed it in email for a brief while, then he stopped responding. :-)

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

Gregg Young

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2016, 04:50:13 am »
FTE (Folding Text Editor) is not listed.
I use it here and at work to write REXX scripts.

Indention problem with END that worked well earlier, is somewhat annoying, but syntax highlighting and support for a wide variety of languages make it great.

Is this with FTE or my recent release of EFTE2 where I attempted to fix this issue? If with FTE try EFTE2 if with EFTE2 please submit a ticket on netlabs.

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 04:56:27 am »
Obviously as eFTE2 maintainer I recommend it (on Hobbes). That aside I recommend you avoid editors that aren't either open source or being actively developed. If any of the others have an issue it will never be fixed.

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 12:24:27 pm »
The latest version of FTE2 fold DO ... END nicely.
Though inserting code from the menu (to include rexxutil) still indent the code as before.
"Alt + \" fix it though.

Embed FTE within other software?

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2016, 03:16:17 pm »
My favorite editor (I use it daily) is Xeditor from Blair Thompson

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2016, 07:31:27 pm »
As the maintainer of NEPMD (Hi Gregg) I use EPM. I would like to see a more feature-rich version of FTE, whose speed is impressive. MED comes third, but it's dead.

The depreciated SlickEdit for OS/2 would be still the best text editor for a programmer, if it still were available. But I wouldn't pay the actual price for it: 300 USD.

FTE and NEPMD are free software.

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2016, 04:28:04 am »
As the maintainer of NEPMD (Hi Gregg) I use EPM. I would like to see a more feature-rich version of FTE, whose speed is impressive.

FTE and NEPMD are free software.

Hi Andreas feel free to request any features you would like. http://trac.netlabs.org/efte I am happy to look at adding them. 

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2016, 08:35:17 pm »
Hi,

my favourite editor is not listed yet.
I vote for SPF/PC 4.0

MfG
Wilfried

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2016, 12:24:56 am »
SPF/PC is ok when working across DOS/Windows and OS/2 systems. But under native OS/2 my favourite is Tritus SPF - simply a package that fits for Rexx. For dealing with remote consoles I'm used to work with vi.

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2016, 07:48:47 am »
Future Wave Editor (FWE)
This is a great japanese text editor.
This is a shareware, but already stopped support&registration. :'(

Rolf

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2016, 10:34:57 am »
My favorite editor is the editor in WDSibyl

I need an editor which can also open large files quickly.
For example IPF file with 1'012'000 lines / 32MB

E.EXE / AE.EXE needs 121 sec (!!), ME.EXE 7 sec, WdSibyl 2.5 sec and MED.EXE 2 sec.
EPM.EXE takes only 1 sec, but it crashes with this file.

The vertical scroll is unusable with this large file at EPM.EXE (as in MED.EXE).

For many editors I miss the jump into a line number (E.EXE / AE.EXE, EPM.EXE, ME.EXE).

E.EXE / AE.EXE does not display the current line number.

Therefore, for me the best editor is WDSibyl.
He is very fast.
Large files can be easily edited
The current line number is displayed.
Jump to a specific line number is possible.

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Pete

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2016, 01:34:50 pm »
Hi Rolf

Being a WDSibyl user I have to agree the editor is very good.

I do have to correct you about  ae.exe/e.exe and line numbering: If you have the Options, Wrap set to Off the current cursor position is displayed.

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Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2016, 04:24:01 am »
More of a FYI...I emailed the SlickEdit folks wondering if they'd be willing to OpenSource that version (we are talking 4.0b, while latest is around 17 I believe...LOL...yeah, years have gone by...but the darn thing is so incredibly flexible!).