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  • CLion vs VSCode in 2023 for C++
    3 projects | | 31 Jan 2023
    Another FAST editor -- they call it a mini IDE -- for C++ and a bunch of other languages is Geany
  • It's the 9th anniversary of Geany not fixing C function highlighting. Join me in appreciating the utter state of FOSS. 🙃🙃🙃
    2 projects | | 18 Jan 2023
  • Bash script help
    2 projects | | 6 Jan 2023
    I did copy-paste your fenced code into an editor (geany). Some of the indentations use tabulators, other explicit spaces. I recommend to stick either with one, or the other. Note, good editors allow you to use the tabulator key and -- on the fly the editor inserts (an adjustable number of) explicit spaces into the source code. In case of geany, this is available from the GUI via Edit -> Preferences, then Editor -> Indentation. Get in touch with your peers/colleagues, and adjust this accordingly (e.g., 2, 3, 4 spaces per tabulator key/indentation level; frequently either 2, or 4). Once if you all agree on a format in common, exchange, maintenance and collaboration (think e.g., GitLab/GitBucket/GitHub) is going to be considerably easier. (No, I don't know if there is bash code reformatter as e.g., fprettify for Fortran, yapf/black for Python [where indentation actually is functional], or rubocop for Ruby.)
  • Name a program that doesn't get enough love!
    67 projects | | 29 Dec 2022
  • rip atom and fuck microsoft (vs code is kinda nice tbh doe)
    3 projects | | 29 Dec 2022
    I wonder what the Geany developers think about posts like this?
  • Gtk4 vscode alternative?
    2 projects | | 28 Dec 2022
    You could perhaps take a look at Geany,
  • Geany is awesome!
    2 projects | | 27 Dec 2022
  • Text editor suggestions to replace Atom.
    2 projects | | 4 Dec 2022
    Things like Geany are often overlooked but if you like light weight simplicity, it's hard to beat from that perspective.
  • Ask HN: Can you recommend me a fast, light text editor for Windows?
    12 projects | | 13 Oct 2022
  • Lite: A lightweight text editor written in Lua
    18 projects | | 11 Oct 2022
    > There are many such projects, like, whose support ends this year. I can't imagine this project will continue much further, even if I hope so.

    I think I get what you mean here: over time there have been many editors that might have contributed ideas to others, yet didn't quite make it themselves, due to either competition, failing to capture a significant market share, or any number of other factors.

    In my eyes, this is especially prevalent in regards to browser based (e.g. Electron) editors.

    Atom, which you mentioned, fits into this category:

    There was also Brackets, which similarly fell by the wayside:

    Here, Visual Studio Code largely got a large market share and quickly displaced other options in the eyes of most developers:

    Even in regards to native editors, there are many smaller projects.



    Lite: (which this post is about)

    Here, however, there are more platform-specific options, and many older projects that are still going strong: Sublime Text, Notepad++, Vim, Emacs and so on.

    That said, while using a lesser known editor always comes with the risk that it'll be deprecated and won't see language integrations/features/plugins that you need, an editor's popularity isn't the only measure of success.

    Some people don't mind using niche projects, because they feel comfy or fit their workflows well and that's good enough.

    > The only real open source project that is up today is Visual Studio Code, but that will continue to be maintained, I hope.

    I wouldn't say that the larger projects are the only "real" ones, though. Admittedly, it is also reasonable to generally go for the larger projects, if you want a more stable long term experience, though.

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