I was trying to find a light weight HTML and CSS editor and found Notepad++, Programmer’s Notepad, and Epsilon quite good.
However, Epsilon is not free… the trail version will expire in mid November. I wonder if anyone know of any editor that can auto-indent?
i remember back in the 90s, you can use h, j, k, l, to move the cursor, and ESC to exit edit mode. something like “i” for inserting and entering the edit mode. Do they all apply or can you pretty much use it as a GUI editor now? thanks.
That still applies, although Vim lets you use the arrow keys and the mouse as well (although I don’t see why you’d want that, since it’s far less efficient). There are about a million other features, though.
Yes, Emacs is on par with Vim when it comes to features. As long as you don’t mind having to press three keys at the same time to do anything, it’s a great editor. If you know Lisp you can write your own plug-ins (Vim has its own scripting language).
Vim and Emacs are both free and available for most platforms.
to my surprise, i downloaded and installed emacs on Win XP. it is about 35MB first of all, and then it didn’t indent PHP correctly. (it keeps on indenting every single line more and more). the command i use is CTRL-space to set mark, and move the cursor to the other end of the region, and use ESC-x and then “indent-region”.