The minimalistic editor
I have been using this IDE and I'm marvelled at the simple important things that were left out of the editor. So, I decided to make a list of the things that should make up a simple minimalistic editor, from my own perspective, as a developer.The core
Really, this is all you need to have in an editor. If you miss any of these, you don't have an editor yet.
- Syntax highlighting/Code coloring
- Line numbering
- Auto indenting
- Word wrap
- Code block collapsing
Your editor can have these but if you miss any of it, you are forgivable.
- Auto complete (depends on your target programming language. For a general editor you must have html, css and some basic C methods in there)
- Multiple file tabs
- File explorer sidebar
Want to take one step further? Just these other two:
- Multiple views (different or same file in like two views in same window)
- Themes (or style customization)
That does it for me. Now, your turn. What makes a simple editor to you?