November 10th, 2001, 03:50 PM
now i got it
i don't like notepad, but anywhere i go ... it's there
in win xp, the only good thing i noticed ( i used it only few hours) is the possibility to CTRL+F for Find
anyway, Edit+ is the one for me
November 10th, 2001, 03:56 PM
Well, I don't code with notepad but sometimes, when I get a simple syntax error and the context menu of the file is closer than the editor window (I have notepad in Send To), I just open the file in notepad and add " or ; or ) or whatever - it is sometimes faster than using a real editor.
Btw, I would use FP Express to write a simple long text with some really simple formatting - it is a bit faster than when you write the HTML stuff yourself. (Well, I don't do that sort of things myself and I pay attention to xhtml syntax, so my files are usually formatted by Tidy HTML, then reformatted by hand.)
Notepad is especially useful when you're working on a system where there is nothing else to code in. Example: at school, I have the choice between notepad, Turbo Pascal, "copy con file.html" and Word 2k.
It should be possible to write an editor in HTML/JScript that would be more comfortable than notepad ... why does MS still provide it without any development ("Ctrl+F added" is _not_ a new feature, it is a bugfix to make notepad accord at least a bit to MS's own standards)?
November 10th, 2001, 06:28 PM
dreamweaver, i just prefer dreamweaver, or vi , or notpad just something simple.
can't fall asleep clowns will eat me
November 10th, 2001, 07:04 PM
>>So out of curiousity is notepad for xp any better than for win95?
munkfish, we have got a 'status bar' which shows a line #!!! Just outstanding , 'm not sure if it was before, so I think it is a feature.
And you know I mean that.
November 10th, 2001, 07:14 PM
mate! forgedaboudit, I'm upgrading to winxp now if they got that kinda funkiness going on
I usually code php in a pair of baggie bottoms and a t-shirt btw
November 10th, 2001, 07:21 PM
not with yo box bo
And you know I mean that.
November 10th, 2001, 08:37 PM
November 16th, 2001, 04:56 AM
*looks around cautiously*
I use uh, Dreamweaver Ultradev actually.
It's got good line numbering
November 16th, 2001, 07:50 AM
Have I missed a revolutionary new idea? How can line numbering be good/bad? If it's readable and mathematically correct, what more can there be?
November 16th, 2001, 07:55 AM
Line numbering means error checking is easier.
November 16th, 2001, 07:57 AM
I know, but what exactly is so good in Dreamweaver's line numbering as opposed to any other?
November 16th, 2001, 08:05 AM
Its called brevity, but on an explanatory note I only use ultradev because thats what the company i work for gave me when i told them dreamweaver 3 didn't do what i wanted.
Sorry to have caused you any confusion.
November 16th, 2001, 10:01 AM
works for me.
November 16th, 2001, 11:33 AM
I currently use TextPad 4.5 on Windows boxes, with the syntax file for php.
9 out of 10 PHP problems can be resolved by setting
php -l <filename> will identify 9 out of the remaining 10 problems
Remember, the command line
is your friend
November 17th, 2001, 12:32 AM
They almost always are. No regular(and good programmer) on the board I visit most, Gathering of Tweakers, uses notepad. They all use other editors, just because notepad is too limited.
But I was referring to what munkfish said:
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I'll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems. - Jamie Zawinski, in comp.lang.emacs