I’ve typically shied away from editors written in Java, however I decided to try out JEdit 4.1 today to see how far it’s come. I must say, I’m pretty impressed. It’s too early to say whether I’ll actually convert, but it’s one of the very few editors with Mac support that I would even consider switching to. It’s responsive, intuitive, and seems to have most if not all the features I need (including column select). Maybe I’ll try it over the weekend and see if I’m still impressed on Monday.
By Christian Cantrell
January 23, 2004