[UFO Chicago] I figured the world didn't really need another text editor, but yet...
brian at planetshwoop.com
Mon Nov 19 11:19:41 PST 2018
As part of a usual winter hibernation, I check out some software books to
teach myself a new skill or two. It doesn't really have a practical
purpose, since almost everything I do is a) stuff that isn't really
software development anyway and b) in awk if it is.
However, a book on Go recommended the text editor atom.io, and I like it.
There are three groovy features I like:
- you can install emacs keybindings, so it's emacs-ish enough for me.
(In particular, ctrl-e,a, and k work, which is a lifeline)
- it looks pretty enough to use and does dececnt line-wraps at 70 chars,
which is critical for a text editor
- it has a built in markdown viewer. I've grown to like the markdown
syntax, and been been (slowly) moving from using blogging packages towards
maintain source files in text and using markdown to make them look OK. It
just feels a lot more native to me.
ps There are rumors on the internet I may be able to start attending
meetings again. Who knows?!?
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