Re: What editor do you use for php?
So you would like bloated software? I like 5 commands to filter out all the junk of that 12Gig into 5Gig
the 12 gig file was the filtered data. what to do then?
Why waste all that CPU on things your not going to use in that session, when your computer could be doing other, more important things; like archiving porn off the web automagically, and rotating each of your 10 virtual desktops to display the images, while hosting a website, calculating the rating to give to you music collection based on your interactions with your music player, reading you an e-book, botting 10 games, building a C++ app, and calculating the relative position of the moon to the sun in 2 billion years, all whilest your writing your latest addition to your php script on less then 1Gig of ram, and not even using 50% of your 3Gig CPU... ;p
because I can do all that w/ out taking up 25% of my system resources. because there have been great strides in software that increases productivity. Im not trying to do a "vi 1337" conversation. I use both linux and window, vi and visual studio, because thats my job. I'm not just a hobbyist developer; folks pay me quite a bit to do what I do, and not saying that for any other reason but that if I were paying someone quite a bit of cash, I'd expect their output to be substantial. If you look at the time it takes to do end to end production: from system analysis to maintenance cycles, using tools like photoshop, vmware, visual studio or eclipse, sparx or any of the other products blacklisted in your last post, then compare how long it takes for that cycle to evolve using notepad, and a compiler, you'll see that development time is exponentially more with the "non-tools." vi has no built in case tools. it cant template out entire projects. it doesnt have code insite into code my team has written--if bob wrote some library and added documentation to that object, can vi give me a list of methods available on an object and display what those methods were meant to do? no it does not, so I'd have to open up the source code to those files and dig through to find out what it was intended to do.
I'm not trying to say anyone sucks for using editors like emacs or vi. they have their place, and I know quite a bit of people who'd rather use them than tools that do so much more. I'm just pointing out that for enterprise application development, your clients are going to spend way more money on your development, or you're going to loose more money because it takes you longer to code your application, if you use a plain text editor.
that is all.