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Eddie - a programmer's text editor Apps
I fondly recall the days of classic Mac OS application development using Apple's programming environment called Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (MPW). It had an unusual design in that the command shell and the text editor were built into the same Worksheet window.

There is a free editor called Eddie available that has the flavor of this type of environment, although obviously not with all the features of MPW. It was originally written for BeOS and ported to the Mac. It supports Objective C syntax along with several other languages, as well as source control systems and XCode project integration. Here is the feature set. Eddie is also available for Linux, running under the Gnome environment.

It's another addition to the crop of programmer's editors, along with XCode itself, BBEdit, TextMate, TextWrangler and others.
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Eddie - a programmer's text editor
Authored by: renaultssoftware on Oct 11, '10 11:46:07AM

Definitely worth a look!


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Eddie - a programmer's text editor
Authored by: joeyblades on Oct 11, '10 12:49:19PM

Every few years I go out in search of a better programmer's editor than emacs. The only thing that ever came close was Alpha, but even it was a distant second (and it cost money and it was only available on Mac OS).

Emacs posesses a lot of powerful features not generally found in other editors: keyboard macros, mark rings, kill rings, context sensitive completion, regular expressions, incremental search, rectangular region functions, frames, ediff, shell interface, blah, blah, blah... But the real beauty of emacs is that on that rare ocasion when the editor fails to meet my needs, I can simply extend it.

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Eddie - a programmer's text editor
Authored by: Bassman59 on Oct 13, '10 04:05:17PM

emacs is the One True Editor.

Everything else is just -- not as good.

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Eddie - a programmer's text editor
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 11, '10 09:44:37PM

I think a hint like this should go in the "Pick of the Week" category.

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Eddie - a programmer's text editor
Authored by: tucson on Oct 12, '10 01:18:31PM

Sounds like a pretty powerful editor that's worth a try. Good stuff

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