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    honestly, acme is the only editor listed in the same league as emacs or vi, and TextMate/Sublime were pretty glaring ommissions

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      Agreed, Acme, ed, teco are epochal text editors whereas some of the others listed were mostly intended to be “autobiographical” and to spark discussion. IMHO there aren’t really that many big paradigm shifts in text editors aside from modal/non-modal and maybe terminal/gui.

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      Other general-purpose GUI text editors:

      More editors (specifically, alternatives to Sublime Text)

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        You really can do a lot with nano, let’s not forget. :) It happens to be an intuitive editor for newbies in unix terminals. It’s decently extensible. I’ve had students in my classes grasp it very quickly, although I’m also quite happy to teach them vim.