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>> They write code for hours or days at a time without validating what they are writing.

In emacs we use flycheck to see errors and style warnings as we write in real time. For javascript there is js2-mode.

If you're a lisp programmer you take it a step further. Not only checking syntax in real time, but running the code in real time. Like a small talk developer! It's the tightest feedback loop you can get. Makes test driven development more enjoyable too. (skewer-mode allows this for javascript)

Don't judge text editor users based on your experience with a few people. Writing code for hours without style checks or execution is not a common workflow for an emacs user. I've met quite a few inept Eclipse and Visual Studio users but I know better than to correlate IDE's with traits.




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