Version: 21

License(s): Freeware

Price: free

Platform(s): Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac, Other

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emacs Description

To quote the Emacs Manual:

Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time
display editor.

If this seems to be a bit of a mouthful, an easier explanation is Emacs is
a text editor and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp
(``elisp'', for short), a dialect of the Lisp
programming language with extensions to support text editing.

Some of the features of GNU Emacs include:

  • Content sensitive major modes for a wide variety of file types,
    from plain text to source code to HTML files.

  • Complete online documentation, including a tutorial for new users.

  • Highly extensible through the Emacs Lisp language.

  • Support for many languages and their scripts, including all the
    European ``Latin'' scripts, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean,
    Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Ethiopian, and some Indian scripts. (Sorry,
    Mayan hieroglyphs are not supported.)

  • A large number of extensions which add other functionality. The
    GNU Emacs distribution includes many extensions; many others are available separately--even a web browser.

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emacs Comments

Added by popular demand. Usually we only list Editors/IDE which where specifically build with PHP in mind. But this one seems to have a large following and many people stand by it.

After installing in on a windows xp system I see it is very fast and jam packed with features. I can see why it has a large following.

Word of warning - when I installed the barebin version, it seemed to be missing some files. So I got the fullbin version and that sorted any problems.

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