For all of my scribbling needs I use Jed, an excellent compact editor written by John E. Davis. Reasons you may want to use Jed instead of other editors include:
I wrote the Borland IDE compatibility mode (big deal - I started from the wordstar.sl Jed ships with) and some other Slang files. Writing these, I followed these basic design rules (Goccia's Rules of Thumb):
If you feel that these modes somewhat break the rules, please feel free to send me your suggestions.
These Slang files are designed for Jed B0.99.18.
|abc.sl||JedABC (a.k.a. ABC mode for Jed) provides an IDE for writing ABC music files, turning them to PostScript/MIDI, viewing, and listening to them. Forget the command line! Please check out The ABC Plus Project||screenshot|
|aft.sl 1.0.10||AFT mode (see http://www.maplefish.com/todd/aft.html)||screenshot|
|backups.sl 1.0.0||Provides numbered backups a la VMS.||n/a|
|docbook.sl 1.0.2||Docbook SGML mode.||screenshot|
|html.sl 1.0.2||A new, menu-based HTML mode.||screenshot|
|ide.sl 1.3.4||Key bindings mostly compatible with Borland's Turbo Pascal/C++; an alternative to Emacs mode.||n/a|
|ide.hlp||Help file for IDE mode||n/a|
|latex4jed||A much-improved LaTeX mode: extensive menus, indentation, composing and viewing from within the editor, document outline, and much more! Available from CTAN mirrors.||
|linuxdoc.sl 1.9.9||Linuxdoc SGML mode. Rewritten and updated.||n/a|
|rcs.sl 1.0.1||An interface to RCS.||n/a|
|recent.sl 1.0.1a||Provides menu access to recently opened files.||n/a|
|blue2.sl||Colour scheme for Linux/Windows console.||n/a|
|dawn.sl||Colour scheme for Xjed/Wjed. Romantic.||screenshot|
I have also written a quick reference for Jed. It's written in AFT, which converts to good LaTeX and HTML.
Version 1.0.8, 27 November 2008: