Code Editors

Code Editors

Every software developer tends to have a favorite text editor, from old Unix favorites such as "vi" and "emacs" to modern window-based editors. A good IDE will not only provide a full featured editor, it will allow the developer to transparently substitute his or her favorite text editor as the default.

Besides normal text editing features, a good software development text editor will be context sensitive for one or more particular programming languages. A context sensitive editor understands the basic syntax of the language and can add such useful features as:

  • automatic indentation of nested code blocks

  • automatic identification (via flashing or some other highlighting) of matching parenthesis or other code block delimiters

  • bolding or other highlighting of language keywords, global variables , etc.

Software Development. Building Reliable Systems
Software Development: Building Reliable Systems
ISBN: 0130812463
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1998
Pages: 193
Authors: Marc Hamilton © 2008-2017.
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