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  • Emacs is the editor. Comes complete with syntax-colourer, debugger interface, WWW-browser and probably also templating system.

    It runs on a wide variety of platforms, (nearly) all Un*x flavours (incl OS-X) and Win32.

    There is a quite steep learning curve, but once you are up and running, it gives a nice productivity boost - IMHO.

    • There is a quite steep learning curve

      ??? Between tab-completion for commands, apropos help, and the way it flashes key combinations in the minibar when you use the full "M-x command-name" to which they are bound, it seems to me that Emacs has one of the shallowest (if longest) learning curves around. Of course, my main point of comparison is Vi, which has to be about the least newbie-friendly editor alive (unless you count "ed", "THE STANDARD... text editor").

      Find a regular Emacs user, steal his/her