Heh. Here I was, getting ready to post about The IDE Divide when, searching for past entries about my dislike of IDEs, I found out I already did (three years ago!).
This time, I definitely identified with being a language maven, but I can certainly understand the lure of being a tool maven. When programming, it's not uncommon for me to have half a dozen (or more) terms open, editing code, viewing a few header files, a few
man pages open, and a command line sitting ready for compiling. I'm not much on syntax highlighting, but automatic code completion would definitly be nice, or perhaps a form of running commentary on the code.
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