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st: RE: Text Editors & Syntax Highlighting

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Text Editors & Syntax Highlighting
Date   Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:24:45 -0000

There is only one "do-file text editor" that I 
know of, and that is Stata's, in the sense that 
-doedit- has built-in understanding of what a 
do file does. But any text editor can be used to 
edit do files. 

Vim can print syntax highlighting in color. 
Also in colour. It looks very nice, temporarily, until
I cover it with red pen in fixing bugs, infelicities, 
and inefficiencies. 

Seriously, if you are used to TextPad you are a long 
way down the Windows route, and it should take more
than this need to make you want to climb the Vim 
learning curve -- unless you were happy to jump in 
and out of Vim just for this purpose. 


Raphael Fraser
> Are there any do-file text editor out there that supports syntax
> highlighting that will print the actual code in color? Presently I am
> using TextPad which supports syntax highlighting but prints in black
> and white. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem?

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