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I've tried a couple of syntax-highlighting editors. I'm starting to get annoyed at them.

The problem is when they don't do it right, and it's impossible to configure it to have the correct behavior.

For example, JetBeans, when you type a ", automatically inserts the matching ". I couldn't figure out how to disable this feature, and it leads to strings like "data"".

Syntax-highlighting editors only seem necessary for scripting languages where you don't get proper error messages. In C/C++, if you miss a " on a string, the compiler rules will ensure you an error message in the right place. If you miss a " in Javascript, the console error may be useless, so you need a syntax-highlighting editor to find your bug.




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