I have three different text editors, that I use for three distinct use cases.

I’m a software developer, so I basically edit text files for a living, and the editing software that I use for this is fairly important to me.


For any substantial editing, either for work, or for personal projects, I currently use Visual Studio Code - generally known as “vscode”. It’s good enough: it’s extremely actively developed, so always up to date, and it has all the plug-ins you could ever want. Performance is good enough, once it’s started up.

I tend to just start my project editor once and leave it open permanently.

I’m still aggrieved that Microsoft killed the Atom editor when they bought GitHub, despite promising that they wouldn’t. It was a better editor - better UX, Tree-sitter, etc …

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