I prefer xemacs. There are versions available for Unix, Linux and Windows. See xemacs.org for more info.
xemacs offers color coded datatypes, Perl formatting, and an interface to CM some systems. I use SCCS because my needs are simple, but others are available.
It also knows about C, Java, XML, etc.
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