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A text editor is your main tool for programming. There is no "best" —
there are many excellent ones.
The basic thing that a text editor does is — edit text!
What is text? It is the characters only,
"stored as ASCII codes (that is, without any formatting). Objects that are not text include graphics, numbers (if they're not stored as ASCII characters), and program code." ref
MicroSoft Word is not a text editor. It puts hidden codes in the
file, that will get in the way of your web page or your program that
Notepad on Windows is a very nice notes editor. That's all it does,
that's why it's called "Notepad". If you use it for making web pages or
programming, that is like digging out a huge hole using only a spoon!
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Some good editors
"A project aiming to provide a universal toolset for development. Open Source IDE, mostly provided in Java, but the development language is independent ... "
"A free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment." windows
Fast and powerful; takes some time in beginning to learn but well worth it. linux, mac, windows
finding an editor
How i chose my programming editor
"In this article I’ll share the criteria and process I used to find an editor suitable for making quick fixes and a development environment for large-scale projects. My initial candidate list contained over 30 popular Linux, Java, Windows and XUL software packages ...
J Armando Jeronymo - PHP Master
: 13 january 2012
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