Entries published on April 5, 2013
Apparently we’re in one of those every-couple-of-years cycles of everybody and their brother rushing to adopt/encourage others to adopt the hot new programmers’ text editor. This time around it’s Sublime Text, which, though I haven’t personally tried it out, does seem to at least be a very nice editor. If you were just starting out and needed a quality text editor, I think you could do a lot worse than Sublime Text. However, I would still, and will still, recommend that you also at least try out one of the traditional Unix text editors: Emacs or vi/Vim. And by “try out” I do mean try out — yes, they have learning curves. But make a good-faith effort for, say, a few weeks and see how it goes. Sublime Text will still be there if you decide that’s what you want.
Why do I recommend this? Well, there are a few reasons.