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I think most of us have used any advanced code editor sometime, namely Atom, Sublime Text, VS Code, Brackets, ...

I personally love Atom, I have already mastered it and with that I have been dealing with its weak points: performance with big files is the biggest one IMO.

Browsing and researching I have found that most advanced code editors (named in the first paragraph) are web-based, programmed in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (or variants of this one, which are almost the same).

Several people recommended me to take the step and move to EMACS or VIM. I really have no that amount of time to start learning these, and I am not really interested.

So the question is the title: Is there any advanced code editor that is programmed in a higher performance language (C++, Rust, ...), available for Windows, Linux or Mac with almost the same good features as the mentioned ones (open-source would be great)?

Thanks in advance.

  • I do not have a recommendation for you but maybe you can try timecop: atom.io/packages/timecop With this plugin you see where time is spent while Atom loads. This could help to identify slow packages. – Markus Jun 18 '18 at 21:10
  • Sublime is written in C++ and Python. – SiXandSeven8ths Jun 19 '18 at 16:19
  • @SiXandSeven8ths Do not know, but Sublime is not free nor open source, is really buggy, and somehow not as fast as it should be opening large files. – David Tabernero M. Jun 20 '18 at 14:18
  • @Davdriver Fair enough, just pointing out that it was written in C++ and Python is all. – SiXandSeven8ths Jun 20 '18 at 15:15
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Instead of Sublime Text, try CudaText, it has some similar menuitems, and loading speed for huge files (100-800Mb) is faster than in ST. But rendering speed is slower than in ST.

It also has Python plugins for developers.

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Maybe what you are looking for could be in the below:

  1. Eclipse
  2. IntelliJ IDEA

Great IDEs and very powerful. Eclipse in particular as it has tons of extensions to further focus on your line of development.

Hope this helped.

Links: http://www.eclipse.org/ https://www.jetbrains.com/

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    The problem with IDEA and Eclipse is that both are resource-heavy, and I am looking for just an advanced code editor, not a full programming IDE. But thanks for your contribution anyway. – David Tabernero M. Jun 19 '18 at 11:01
  • I understand. Would it have to be cross-platform? As an example, Coda is a great editor for the Mac. Notepad++ is great for Windows. Lime Text is based on Go but is crossplatform. Wouldnt know if it handles large files though. – TVDN Jun 19 '18 at 11:09
  • I love Notepad++, and there is no money for Mac stuff. But will check out Lime Text, seems promising. – David Tabernero M. Jun 19 '18 at 12:36
  • Lime Text is a try to make Sublime Text clone on Go. It is not done. – RProgram Jun 19 '18 at 16:42

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