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- Subject: Re: What text editor to use for lua programming on Mac OS X
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@<a href="/cgi-bin/echo.cgi?gmail.com">...</a>>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:35:23 +0200
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Pascal J. Bourguignon
> But if you're a professionnal programmer and your job is to scoop the
> ocean, then avoid the spoons. Use the industrial strength,
> professionnal tool: emacs.
The emacs vs vi war is about to break out again, so I'd like to say
that you guys have been doing tremendous stuff, state of the art for
the late 20th century.
Editors (and IDEs) have moved on. As soon as I taught SciTE to debug
programs, I moved on from Emacs. SciTE (and TextAdept) are
customizable using a modern language that's easy to write and read. TA
is still rather new, but it has the potential to be something like
Emacs; a small C core with most of the functionality written in Lua.
It is true that people are unlikely to read their mail in it (although
they could) but as I say, we've moved on.
(going through an Eclipse-loving period and missing good support for Lua)