Choosing an editor
Which editor you use is largely a question of personal taste.
- Do you want to use a mouse or other pointer, or do you want to use just the keyboard?
- Do you need to type international characters, accents, and diacritical marks, or just ASCII?
- How do you like to invoke commands? In some editors, you type a single character, in others, you press a keychord, and in yet others, you click a button or select an item from a menu.
One important distinction between the editors is whether they're text-based or graphical. Text-based editors are more flexible because you can use them in text mode, in a console window, remotely via telnet or qtalk, and so on; graphical editors tend to be friendlier and easier to use, but can run only in a graphical window.
Neutrino includes these editors:
- A powerful, but somewhat cryptic text-based editor that you'll find in most — if not all — UNIX-style operating systems.
On Linux and Windows, the QNX Momentics Tool Suite features an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that incorporates various specialized editors for creating C and C++ programs, buildfiles, and so on. For more information, see the IDE User's Guide .