[lug] Atom text editor

Quentin Hartman qhartman at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 16:31:10 MDT 2015

I'm anxious to hear your results on this experiment. I tried out atom a
couple weeks ago and there was a lot to like. Ultimately I decided it
wasn't a good time to learn a new editor and went back to my normal vi /
geany combo.

One caveat I ran into is that the performance is _really bad_ with large
files. I frequently have need to work with files with tens of thousands of
lines, and those put a noticeable hurt on atom. More normal sized files
seemed fine.


On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM, Jeffrey S. Haemer <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Folks,
> From time-to-time, I think it's fun to try new editors. This week, I'm
> intrigued by Atom.
> I can use it as sort of a dumbed-down version of gedit (which it's not),
> opening up a file, typing in text verbatim, saving, exiting, then doing
> everything else on the command line, but I want to know how a hard-core,
> Atom user would put it through its paces.
> For example, if I want to create the following program and then commit it
> to GitHub, run it, modify it, etc.,
> #!/bin/bash -eux
> echo hello, world
> how would I proceed if I were a real, Atom power user? Could I do
> everything from a single Atom session, using it as my IDE?
> Same question for a compiled program, like this:
> #include <stdio.h>
> int main(void) {
>   printf("hello, world\n");
>   return 0;
> }
> Anyone out there use Atom as your primary programming editor?
> --
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