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From Brian Agnew <brianag...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: IDEs vs. text editors, was RE: Borland Jbuilder finally adds ant support (at a price)
Date Tue, 21 May 2002 09:08:47 GMT
I'd immediately be wary of anyone producing code using Notepad. So many
language-agnostic editors (eg. vim/emacs) provide _so_ much more.

At least the notepad users are limited by the 64k file size limit though :-)

Brian

 --- kenyee@keysolutions.com wrote: > 
> 
> On 05/20/2002 08:53:21 PM, Paul Cody wrote:
> > shop learns emacs or they hit the highway (or vi, provided they can
> 
> I've found that IDEs help people refactor a lot more
> easily (assuming the IDE has refactoring support like
> VisJava and IDEA).  One reason is the overhead view
> of classes and methods.  Another is the feature that lets
> you move methods around and add parameters easily.
> 
> The code I've seen from coworkers who use notepad tended to
> be very monolithic (jam everything into one megaclass).  Of
> course, these coworkers didn't use Emacs, but Emacs doesn't
> have refactoring features either ;-)
> 
> 
>  ken
> 
> 
> 
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