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[OT] Opinions on Programmers Notepad as Perl editor.

by jdtoronto (Prior)
on May 24, 2005 at 15:38 UTC ( #460041=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

jdtoronto has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Esteemed Monks,

In my other life I write code for embedded processors, usually small RISC microcontrollers. In fact I design the hardware as well! Including in some cases designing complete processors for specific applications using FPGA's.

One environment ( based on gcc ) I have been using comes with an editor called Programmers Notepad. Do any of you have an opinion to offer on it?


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Re: {OT} Opinions on Prgrammers Notepad as Perl editor.
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on May 24, 2005 at 17:16 UTC
    I have been trying to cut down on the number of different tools I have to keep track of by 'standardizing' on things that go across as many different platforms as possible. For my Editor, I love Vim. I have installed it on a couple of different Linux distributions, two different flavors of Windows, and at least three different versions of Unix. Vim is one of the first things I install on a new machine, along with Perl 5.8.x, VNC, and FireFox and PuTTY (Windows only).

    So far the only problem I have run into with Vim was installing on a Solaris 2.5 box. I had to upgrade the gcc(1) before I could get anything to build. (There were Political Reasons I couldn't just upgrade to Solaris 9 and be done with it. Sigh.)

    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


Re: {OT} Opinions on Prgrammers Notepad as Perl editor.
by Roger (Parson) on May 24, 2005 at 15:48 UTC
    Looks like a fair editor. But I use the ConTEXT programmer's editor, you can get it from here ->

    This is by far the best editor I have used (no offense to Emacs and vi users out there, of course), and I am loving it.

      My favorite editor is emacs. It's free, available for Win32 and operating systems which are unix-like, is highly customizable (embedded script language is LISP), you can use it over telnet or ssh as well as with graphical user interfaces. After having finished the built-in tutorial, it is very intuitive

      Best regards,
      perl -e "s>>*F>e=>y)\*martinF)stronat)=>print,print v8."

        ConTEXT is free too.
      No relation with ConTeXt, it seems... too bad: I'm not a ConTeXt user myself (good 'ol LaTeX only!) but it would be funny to edit ConTeXt under ConTEXT...
Re: {OT} Opinions on Prgrammers Notepad as Perl editor.
by astroboy (Chaplain) on May 24, 2005 at 18:51 UTC
    When I'm on Windows, I use OptiPerl. Any syntax colouring editor will do, but OptiPerl has step-though debugging, built in web server, code explorer, real-time syntax checking etc. I also own Komodo, but it's still a bit flaky IMHO
Re: [OT] Opinions on Programmers Notepad as Perl editor.
by FitTrend (Pilgrim) on May 25, 2005 at 15:48 UTC

    On Windows, I like using TextPad. I've been using it for years. Great macro system and shortcut keys.

      It's like arguing which operating system or which programming language is the best. The best operating system or programming language or editor or sport or whatever.. is that you like and know best :-)

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