Simplify

by Edward O’Connor on 10 November 2005

Tim Bray on text editors:

If you are editing Java source code, use NetBeans or Eclipse. For everything else, Emacs is by a wide margin the world's most powerful text editor.

Robert Sayre's take:

If you are editing Java source code, use NetBeans or Eclipse IDEA. If you are editing something from Redmond, use Visual Studio. For everything else, Emacs is by a wide margin the world's most powerful text editor.

Personally, I'd alter Tim's claim this way:

If you are editing Java source code, use NetBeans or Eclipse. For everything else, Emacs is by a wide margin the world's most powerful text editor.

I'm reminded of this email signature:

Simplify, simplify, simplify. -- Henry David Thoreau
Simplify.                     -- Wendy McElroy
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