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So I've been using Notepad to code everything, which I've always used for any type of coding. I'm starting to think that Notepad++ with syntax highlighting would be a lot easier, does anyone use it, or another one that would be useful?
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I use Gedit.

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Be sure to get the autocompletion config for LÖVE.

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I use vim under Linux and notepad++ under Windows.

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TechnoCat wrote:I use vim under Linux and notepad++ under Windows.
Why switch? Just curious.

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Mud wrote:
TechnoCat wrote:I use vim under Linux and notepad++ under Windows.
Why switch? Just curious.
Not really sure. I think it was because vim wasn't satisfactory on Windows. I tried cream gvim or something.

EDIT: yeah, the command prompt just isn't as useful as the UNIX terminal is. So vim isn't as handy in Windows.

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I use Notepad++ for all my coding (I'm a web programmer by profession). The search/replace functions are invaluable. I just wish that then ... end could be pair highlighted the same way () and {} can be.
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TechnoCat wrote:I think it was because vim wasn't satisfactory on Windows.
Runs/looks exactly the same under both Windows and Linux for me (other than the window border, of course).
TechnoCat wrote:yeah, the command prompt just isn't as useful as the UNIX terminal is. So vim isn't as handy in Windows.
How much do you use the command line for in Vim? The only thing I really invoked externally are various programming languages. That and grep, but Vim has grep built-in now (vgrep). Maybe wc and sort.

I'm just so addicted to Vim, I can't imagine willingly switching to CUA editor on purpose, unless it was something like Visual Slick Edit (very expensive editor which I'm pretty sure contains alien technology).

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TechnoCat wrote:
Mud wrote:
TechnoCat wrote:I use vim under Linux and notepad++ under Windows.
Why switch? Just curious.
Not really sure. I think it was because vim wasn't satisfactory on Windows. I tried cream gvim or something.

EDIT: yeah, the command prompt just isn't as useful as the UNIX terminal is. So vim isn't as handy in Windows.
I spent several minutes staring at the batch help-thingy for the copy command, trying to figure out how to pack my love into an exe.

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Mud wrote:
TechnoCat wrote:yeah, the command prompt just isn't as useful as the UNIX terminal is. So vim isn't as handy in Windows.
How much do you use the command line for in Vim? The only thing I really invoked externally are various programming languages. That and grep, but Vim has grep built-in now (vgrep). Maybe wc and sort. .
The main thing I like about vim is that your hands never leave their spot on the keyboard. Then I can navigate between terminals and still have my hands in their spot. This is because you can do almost everything in UNIX from the terminal.
In windows, I don't get this luxury, I pretty much am forced to use my mouse in most cases when i switch out of my editor. When I try to do keyboard only in Windows, I end up putting :w all over my document.
zac352 wrote:I spent several minutes staring at the batch help-thingy for the copy command, trying to figure out how to pack my love into an exe.
Just use the command prompt. It is one line long.

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copy /b love.exe+<love file> <target exe>

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