Cooledit 3.17.17 review

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Cooledit is a text editor for the X Window System

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 1635K
Developer: Paul Sheer
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Cooledit is a text editor for the X Window System. It contains a built-in Python interpreter for macro programming, and it includes a rich set of utilities and features.

It has multiple edit windows and a beautiful, intuitive user interface that requires no tutoring to learn to use. It can be used as a programmer's IDE and has syntax highlighting for a large number of programming languages.

It contains an interactive graphical debugger for C/C++ programs.

Cooledit supports multiple edit windows and has all the conveniences of MSW/MAC text editors.

Here are some key features of "Cooledit":
The interface has a beautiful 3D look and feel vaguely like Motif.
It has an extensible file size limit of 64Mb and edits binary files flawlessly. Besides typical functions of a basic editor, cooledit has the following features:

a builtin Python interpretor for Python
programmability; spell-check as you type with red wavy lines;
graphical C/C++ debugger; Key for key undo; shift-arrow
text highlighting; macro recording; a generic shell execution
facility that can be used to run make, sort or any user defined
shell function on text or editor files; easy key redefinition;
mouse text highlighting; XDND drag and drop; double-click on a gcc
error message to go immediately to the file and line number;
desktop and cursor position memory; easy window cycling;
comprehensive search and replace; input histories; and lots more.

The editor is very easy to use and requires no tutoring.

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