Editor recommendation?

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    Editor recommendation?

    I did search on this subject, but the most recent response was over a year ago, so I started a new thread in the event the answer or response would be more up to date.

    Recently I find myself using Windows a bit more often than normal, and find that working with Visual C++ 6 is not very desirable. My particular needs better fit with a command line compiler, or more accurately I don't need an IDE which forces me to work with Projects or Workspace environments.

    I've begun testdriving text editors and thought I'd ask for recommendations. I've just downloaded ultra-edit, and have seen references to bloodshed (didn't see any syntax hilighting in the screenshots though). With Linux I typically prefer Kate with the KDE desktop, and would like to find an editor which would be comparable in Windows.

    I'll welcome and demo all recommendations.

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    have seen references to bloodshed (didn't see any syntax hilighting in the screenshots though)
    Bloodshed Dev-C++ does have (some) syntax highlighting, though you may find the default editor settings disturbing, particular in the area of indentation.
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    I have been using TextPad with the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003. A good
    combination. Although TextPad is not free.

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