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    Falling in love with a text editor? You guys need to get out more.
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    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Falling in love with a text editor?
    Yeah, I guess you just get grumpy with the editor.

    //joke, hope not fail ;p
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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    Yeah, I guess you just get grumpy with the editor.

    //joke, hope not fail ;p
    I think this has to be the worse joke I've ever heard and I should know because I am the master of joke failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by std10093 View Post
    //joke, hope not fail ;p
    You're Greek, so, we forgive you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    You're Greek, so, we forgive you.
    So you mean... his jokes are all greek to us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    So you mean... his jokes are all greek to us?
    Exactly
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    haha, the fact that my nationality is Hellenic is just an excuse.. Pretty sure its just bad humor :P
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    For how long have you worked as a programmer?
    7 years pro, 30+ total programming experience. Yes I was stupid and made it a career late.

    Any particular programming languages you mostly use?
    Any programming language that pays the bills.

    For what purposes?
    Eh? To solve problems.

    Which text editors do you use?
    Notepad++

    What defined your choice?
    Ease of use, flexibility, parses almost all file formats I use, syntax highlighting, column edits...what is not to like? Fantastic program.

    Which text editors you might have been using before?
    Notepad, DOS Edit, RHIDE, MSVS (terrible for raw text)

    Do you follow the other text editors updates?
    No time for that. Notepad++ works and I stick with it.

    Which text editors you DID NOT like? Why?
    Notepad. No features.

    What functions might some text editors be missing in your opinion?
    Most are still terrible at editing XML. Notepad++ still struggles with XML editing when you collapse the nodes to get a better view of the xml layout.

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    I think it's been long enough but I am totally using Sublime Text now in lieu of gedit which I never thought I'd do. I'm even doing this in spite of the annoying pop-up message telling me to actually buy the software. $80, seriously?

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