The IDE Blues...
Aauurrgghhh! I use many, many IDEs. IntelliJ IDEA for Java (which is the best.) J++ for Java at school since they don't have IDEA. VB6. VC++6. Sun One. .NET IDE, etc. And it's driving me mad! I can barely remember all the shortcuts for one IDE, let alone remember them all. And, I used to like Visual Studio 6 five years ago, but it seems like I'm trying to work with twigs and bones compared with IDEA.
Why don't you use a third party editor that handles all of the languages you use. In fact some editors even implement refactoring for most of the languages they support. Use the best tools money can buy. That's why I have a $10k computer, the latest MSDN, etc etc... the best money can buy. I am so productive because of that, that I even have time to post BS on JOS.
> I am so productive because of that, that I even have time to post BS on JOS
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You can always use vi.
I have actually seriously considered getting more proficent with VI or more likely EMACS. Both are on every platform I use and most IDE's allow using the shortcuts or even the editors themselves in the IDE. I just seems like a backwards step to me. My first step has been to learn regular expressions since all the major IDE's are now support them.
I can't comment on VI since I'm not as proficient in it, but I would say that emacs holds its own against just about any IDE, plus can do things that would be very difficult to do with most of them.
I prefer edlin.
I miss WordStar's CTRL-key combinations.
Should be working
Aren't "WordStar's CTRL-key" something like Ctrl+K+Ctrl+C I use in DevStudio all the time?
Why bother using a third party editor for everything ? Some languages "just work" with one editor. IDEA fits Java.. VSlick tries to do a LOT of different languages, it sort of works too, but it pales in comparison to IDEA for Java..
C:\> copy con: hello.c
Environments like IDEA, that are very specialized for a particular language are great if you're only working in a single language. My JSP development was far more efficient with IDEA than with anything else I've tried (Eclipse, JEdit, Emacs, etc.).
The LEO text editor(http://webpages.charter.net/edreamleo/front.html) is totally brilliant for the languages I work with (C/C++, Python, PHP/HTML, VHDL). You can add little python scripts to do all the compile/build things you want, and the outlining is a true stroke of genius. Beats code folding and multiple buffers hands down.
Just get a decent programmer's editor:
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