[texhax] What program can I use to edit TeX files?

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Sat Mar 23 09:34:47 CET 2013

Selon David Crosswell <davidcrosswell at internode.on.net>:

> On 23/03/13 12:17, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> > On 2013-03-23 at 00:26:57 +0100, Paul Isambert wrote:
> >
> >  > You definitely want to give Vim a try, it can do all of the above
> >  > (and, of course, so much more). Some people say Emacs can do that
> >  > too :)
> >
> > Emacs is Turing complete.  Of course it can do that too.  And it can
> > do much more...  :)
> Yes, but neither of them are beginners tools.
> Let a beginner try a simple text editor, before he tries for a
> graduation to one of those, otherwise you run the risk of alienating
> them and reducing uptake.

In his original message, Dan mentionned such things as block editing and
mouseless operations, so I don't think he really qualifies as a beginner.

Anyway, there exists a simpler version of Vim for Windows, called Cream:
I've never tested it, though, so I can only mention it. The good thing is that
it is a configuration of Vim, not a fork, so you can always switch to the
``real'' Vim.


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