I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 to code,at the moment,and I'm not being very lucky on my quest to find an alternative to Sublime Text 3. I tried Vim, but didn't like it that much. Geany felt a little dull to me. Not that much personalization, you know. I'm using CodeAnywhere, but I can't modify local files directly with it.I need an editor capable of displaying 3 or 4 rows of code,with code collapsing(to ease navigation through code), auto-completion and syntax highlighting for C++,Python,HTML,CSS,Go and Lua. Thanks in advance!
My editor-of-choice for Linux, OSX, and Windows (yes, it works equally well on all three) is:
The four specific criteria are all supported by Textadept:
- displaying 3 or 4 rows of code,
- with code collapsing (to ease navigation through code),
- auto-completion and
- syntax highlighting
In addition, it is blazingly fast, readily extensible, but has a myriad of other features that mean (in my case!) extending isn't really required.
Support is excellent: the developer is highly responsive, remarkably patient, and updates Textadept regularly. It is also well documented. And for personalizing, there are loads of themes in the Base16 collection maintained by Robert Gieseke on Github.
Looks like the Atom.io text editor can be installed on Raspberry Pi as discussed on the Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange. Atom is a modern GUI text editor that includes line-collapsing and support for syntax coloring for various languages.
Pico, nano, and such
Spacemacs is in advanced beta and is highly customisable. Org-mode (in Spacemacs) has excellent folding capability. I don't use it for code, but I believe most users do. It handles many languages/code bases well. Slant users give Spacemacs high marks compared to codelite and Visual Studio Code. The keybindings are very intuitive. You can try it online - hint: if the online demo does not load, refresh the page in your browser.