I’ve used VS Code for a long time, but have recently grown weary of Microsoft’s approach to OSS. I’ve checked out VS Codium which seems like it might be a great option.

What text editor are you using?

@Fakefunk
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Textmate

@QubesGeek
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27d

I feel old, I’m still using vi.

m-p{3}
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vim in terminal
Notepad++ on Windows
VSCode on MacOS

All using Solarized Dark for the color scheme.

@iortega@lemmy.eus
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TL;DR: Neovim.

Because I feel exceptionally happy today, I’m going to talk about my journey among text editors:

Unnecessary text

I will start from Vim.

I started using Vim 5 years ago.
i = 0
while (still using vim) and i < 6:
----test Emacs vanilla
----give up with Emacs vanilla
----i++
----wait 1-4 months
test Emacs Xah-Fly-Keys;
Success
wait 2 months
Back to Vim.
Test again vanilla Emacs 2 more times while using vim.
Test again xah-fly-keys Emacs.
After Several months…
Upgrade to Neovim!
2 days later: Back to Vim.
X more time.
We are on Q1 2020. Let’s use Doom Emacs!
While using Doom Emacs I copy vim configs to Neovim because I got bored of Doom for a week.
Doom possesses me for 2 years (while still using Neovim for terminal things sometimes).
2021 Summer I move my Vimrc configs on neovim to Lua. Still Doom.
Doom Emacs decides to no longer open and freezes on startup. Nice.
Now I’m on Neovim. Waiting for nativecomp Emacs. I still regularly open Doom Emacs to check whether it got fixed magically by itself (no luck as of today).

I’m happy with with neovim currently. I feel like neovim is like more robust and Doom Emacs can like do many many super cool and maybe little things, but sometimes decides to bug itself. Hard choice.

@maxmalrichtig
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19d

Have you tried doom doctor?

Lonely Rhino
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1211d

always vim

@ksynwa
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1612d

Neovim

@vi21
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1412d

I’m using GNU Emacs, which is, from my experience, great for open source software and decentralized development. Last year, I found an issue in a package/extension, I could make an experiment by modifying and running its code on the fly. I didn’t even need to reload the whole package/extension. So I figured the solution out and submitted a pull request quickly.

@GenkiFeral
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I do not code, so take what I say in that context. I use Geany because it does many things - and a guy who won a coding competition says he uses only Geany. Geany is far lighter than Atom (which is owned now by Microsoft). Geany handles markdown fairly well and I use mostly markdown. But, plan to learn a tiny bit of code. For terminal, i use use nano or something similar called micro. Both nano and micro can open/use markdown (.md) or .txt, and, though they cannot open .rtf, if i use Ranger terminal file manager, they can show the preveiwed contents of an .rtf file, but cannot open it to edit it that way. Geany can open .rtf if it has no graphics - so text only. If there is formatting added, though, it is an ugly sight. I am testing software on a slow HDD in order to have a very light, fast system and Geany does fine on it.

@Yujiri
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@a_Ha
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611d

1- terminal-based text editor,
2- with mouse support,
3- 1000 x better than nano(editor) & vim (just kidding, 5 x better)

Tmpod
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310d

Vim and neovim have mouse support as well. Micro has less plugins and is overall less configurable than (neo)vim. The style sure is different, but in terms of features, vim outclasses micro atm.

@GenkiFeral
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29d

I may break down and learn some vim keybindings soon since so many other Linux or FOSS programs use it or can use it. But, until then, why waste time learning a bunch of stuff when micro allows me to use the newer standard keybindings that most programs use (^s to save; ^v to paste, etc)?

@Itookmyprozac
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511d

Thanks for letting me know about this editor! It looks exactly what I want. :)

@d1tt0
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311d

This looks top notch!

Going to give this a try. TY!!

@andybalaam
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1011d

neovim

@erock
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neovim because the plugin ecosystem is vibrant and alive now that they can be built with lua: https://neovimcraft.com

@bashrc
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510d

Have been using Emacs for over a decade, and I’m fairly happy with it.

Lionel C-R
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811d

Good old vim

@kir0ul
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510d

I use Doom Emacs.

@sacredbirdman
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911d

Emacs (Doom), everything from small notes to big software projects.

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