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From Dotan Cohen <>
Subject Re: Code syntax highlighting: is there anything decent?
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:29:13 GMT
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 17:14, Harold Fuchs <> wrote:
> I have to say that when I was writing code I used a text editor rather than
> a word processor. So, MS Word and OOo are word processors even though they
> can save files as plain text whereas Notepad and Wordpad are text editors
> even though Wordpad can save files in RTF which is a restricted sort of word
> processor document. For code, if you're not using an IDE and assuming you're
> on Windows, I'd use either PSPAD ( or Notepad++
> ( Both are free and very configurable. Both
> have Java syntax handling "in the box". Both can be installed on a USB stick
> or similar without touching the Windows Registry.

Thank you Harold. I actually code in VIM but recently I have had to
write about code and Open Office is the natural place to write about
anything. Therefore I have small (5-20 LOC) code snippets in a
formatted text document.

Dotan Cohen

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