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September 13, 2011, 8:17 pm
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I'm doing an Open Source text editor (just a hobby) that's designed
for PHP developers and is accessible through the web. This has been
stewing for a while, and has gotten to the point where I can use it
for my own work. I would like any feedback on things that people
really like/dislike about their current editors, as I believe some of
these things could be resolved in mine.
I currently have username/password protection (with Salted-Hash
passwords), a file-system browser, file loading/saving, and syntax
highlighting -- and these things seem to work reasonably well. As
This would seem to imply that in a few weeks I would have something
useful. So I would like to get some feedback on what features people
would most want, since I am still at a very flexible stage in
If you would like to see what I have, you can go to
un1tware.wordpress.com. You can also peruse the code at github.com/
bhus/scriptr. In particular, the README on github gives a little bit
better rationality for why something like this might be useful, and
how things are currently structured.
[ P.S. - Yes, this is based on the layout of Linus' original post to
September 14, 2011, 12:21 pm
Re: What would you like to see in most in a text editor?
My main complain is that regular editors are extremely poor when dealing
with advanced programming stuff (debugging, auto-completion, code
browsing...) and IDEs are slow, bloated and extremely poor when dealing
with basic text edition. (Some products manage to gather drawbacks from
I admit I'm not very faithful about simple editors (I guess there's a
limit on what you can do with source code with actually parsing it).
You've omitted the important bit: it's an *online* editor, isn't it?
Compare yourself to Linus to your own responsibility.
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