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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'd be much more interested if it weren't so horribly overpriced. Paying over $100 for an editor is just nuts. Not that my productivity isn't worth that, but that there are lower cost alternatives out there that do things just as well.

    If you have a G4 for example, you'll find that jEdit runs as fast as a native editor (assuming you've turned on hardware accel), and it's free (and Free) and has support for everything you've mentioned there.

    I also heard that it's rather focussed on HTML editing, and has HTM
    • by pudge (1) on 2002.08.06 14:36 (#11468) Homepage Journal
      BBEdit is not overpriced. Maybe for you it is, but for those of us whose productivity is greatly improved by it, it is not.

      You can turn off the HTML menu/tools. Preferences->Tools, uncheck "BBEdit HTML Tools". BBEdit was the most popular editor on the Mac before most people had heard of HTML. :-) It integrated well with CodeWarrior before it had strong HTML features.

      It has very good HTML support, which I use somewhat, but you don't need to use it or have it there at all. Sometimes when I forget exactly what the attribute names are, I use it. I also use it for syntax checking. It inserts HTML based on whatever HTML version you specify, and does a great job at syntax checking, which reminds me: its error browser, which is used for HTML syntax checking, perl errors, etc., is very good.