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Re: Editor to program in C

Paul Smith wrote:
Dear All,

I am starting to learn how to program in C, and I am looking for a
proper editor for that. Do you recommend Kate to me? Or is there
something better?

This is like women or beers, you will know the one you love at first encounter, and all others will leave you vaguely unsatisfied.

I've been maintaining my own version of microemacs for 20+ years, because the original author wouldn't accept my patch for a bug. Since then I have posted it to a zillion OS's (including MULTICS and VMS) and added perl mode, taught it to take a plain text and make it a blog post, and converted half of the documentation from script to groff (at which point no one else was still using it so I quit).

Also like women and beer, while you're trying one after the other to see which one is right for you, even the bad ones can be interesting. ;-)

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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