Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. This open source application is written in a mixture of C and Lua and has been optimized for speed and minimalism over the years.
Textadept is an ideal editor for programmers who want endless extensibility options without sacrificing speed or succumbing to code bloat and featuritis.
There is also a version available for the terminal, which only depends on ncurses.
- Minimal design maximizes screen real estate.
- Self-contained executable – no installation necessary.
- Entirely keyboard driven.
- Unlimited split views (GUI version) – split the editor window as many times as you like either horizontally or vertically. Please note that Textadept is not a tabbed editor.
- Support for over 80 programming languages.
- Powerful snippets and key commands.
- Code autocompletion and API lookup.
- Unparalleled extensibility.
- Find and Replace.
- Find in Files.
- Buffer-based word completion.
- Adeptsense – autocomplete symbols for programming languages and display API documentation.
- Themes: light, dark, and term.
- Uses lexers to assign names to buffer elements like comments, strings, and keywords.
- Available modules include support for Java, Python, Ruby and recent file lists.
- Conforms with the Gnome HIG Human Interface Guidelines.
- Modules include support for Java, Python, Ruby and recent file lists.
- Support for editing Lua code. Syntax autocomplete and LuaDoc is available for many Textadept objects as well as Lua’s standard libraries.
Support: Wiki, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Mitchell and contributors
License: MIT License
Textadept is written in Lua and C. Learn Lua with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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