I’ve used VS Code for a long time, but have recently grown weary of Microsoft’s approach to OSS. I’ve checked out VS Codium which seems like it might be a great option.

What text editor are you using?

@Fakefunk@lemmy.ml
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Textmate

@QubesGeek@lemmy.ml
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I feel old, I’m still using vi.

m-p{3}
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vim in terminal
Notepad++ on Windows
VSCode on MacOS

All using Solarized Dark for the color scheme.

@GenkiFeral@lemmy.ml
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I do not code, so take what I say in that context. I use Geany because it does many things - and a guy who won a coding competition says he uses only Geany. Geany is far lighter than Atom (which is owned now by Microsoft). Geany handles markdown fairly well and I use mostly markdown. But, plan to learn a tiny bit of code. For terminal, i use use nano or something similar called micro. Both nano and micro can open/use markdown (.md) or .txt, and, though they cannot open .rtf, if i use Ranger terminal file manager, they can show the preveiwed contents of an .rtf file, but cannot open it to edit it that way. Geany can open .rtf if it has no graphics - so text only. If there is formatting added, though, it is an ugly sight. I am testing software on a slow HDD in order to have a very light, fast system and Geany does fine on it.

@a_Ha@lemmy.ml
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Cream is gVim, but with many features that should make editing easier for Vim beginners
i will try this out - - rationale :
.1) only 1/3 of “Kate” 's footprint (16MB download, 74MB on HDD ) on xubuntu 20 lts
.2) code folding (collapse and expand) and so many features even before plugins.

just yell at me if this is a huge mistake !

@GenkiFeral@lemmy.ml
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Kate and anything KDE is HUGEEEEEE. I hate KDE and won’t look twice at any program now that starts with the dreaded K.

@a_Ha@lemmy.ml
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My first computer had 3584 bytes of RAM, the O.S. was 16kB, so my feeling of “huge bloat” start at very small numbers 😆 !

erpicht
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Out of curiosity, which computer and operating system did you have at the time?

@a_Ha@lemmy.ml
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Commodore VIC-20
Such a great computer compared to the Timex Sinclair 1000 😆 !

@Liwott@lemmy.ml
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I use Atom, because I like the “everything is a package” philosophy. I’m also starting to try out emacs.

@kir0ul@lemmy.ml
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I use Doom Emacs.

Emacs (Doom), everything from small notes to big software projects.

Hamster
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Switched to Geany recently, was using Notepadqq for a long time.

@erock@lemmy.ml
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neovim because the plugin ecosystem is vibrant and alive now that they can be built with lua: https://neovimcraft.com

I use neovim with little plugins. But I still need to learn how it works properly (I’m really lost but at least I know how to close it) I want to turn it on to an IDE. VS Codium is a great option too

@bashrc@lemmy.ml
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Have been using Emacs for over a decade, and I’m fairly happy with it.

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I used Sublime Text for a very long time, but I’ve been using neovim for a year now and I really like it. ST is an amazing piece of software, but I enjoy working on neovim more. I use IntelliJ from time to time in Java or Kotlin projects because they are simply unparalleled.

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TL;DR: Neovim.

Because I feel exceptionally happy today, I’m going to talk about my journey among text editors:

Unnecessary text

I will start from Vim.

I started using Vim 5 years ago.
i = 0
while (still using vim) and i < 6:
----test Emacs vanilla
----give up with Emacs vanilla
----i++
----wait 1-4 months
test Emacs Xah-Fly-Keys;
Success
wait 2 months
Back to Vim.
Test again vanilla Emacs 2 more times while using vim.
Test again xah-fly-keys Emacs.
After Several months…
Upgrade to Neovim!
2 days later: Back to Vim.
X more time.
We are on Q1 2020. Let’s use Doom Emacs!
While using Doom Emacs I copy vim configs to Neovim because I got bored of Doom for a week.
Doom possesses me for 2 years (while still using Neovim for terminal things sometimes).
2021 Summer I move my Vimrc configs on neovim to Lua. Still Doom.
Doom Emacs decides to no longer open and freezes on startup. Nice.
Now I’m on Neovim. Waiting for nativecomp Emacs. I still regularly open Doom Emacs to check whether it got fixed magically by itself (no luck as of today).

I’m happy with with neovim currently. I feel like neovim is like more robust and Doom Emacs can like do many many super cool and maybe little things, but sometimes decides to bug itself. Hard choice.

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