If by text editors he means source code editors then who the f$%# writes code in Word.... why is Word on the list to begin with.... ---> author is noob.
If this is about text editors in general, then Word should be the Grey Heavens cause the last time I checked that software had so many features it puts all those other programs to shame. ---> the author has certainly not made a "true" review of the "actual software" and is just writing some link-baiting article on the classic "Apple rules! Microsoft sucks!" trend that got boring about 5-6 years ago.
Point. Set. Match!
A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files.
Text editors are often provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change, e.g., configuration files, documentation files, programming language source code.
He's not trashing Word, he's saying it's totally ill-suited for writing code. Also, what does this have to do with Apple / Microsoft debates at all? Both Sublime and Emacs have Windows versions.
Lighten up, man! This is pretty clearly not a serious review.
Notepad is the Windows text editor. MS Word is a "word" processor. No wonder the guy considered it Mordor when trying to edit code, he was trying to shave his beard with a chainsaw.
This is pretty clearly not a serious review.
I kinda got it was not serious. Working as a copywriter I'm kinda sensitive to these kind of dumb articles. You can easily write a very funny article and have it at least contain the correct facts and actually be accurate. You don't see me writing about the best photo editing software and calling iMessage the worst image editor of all time.
There are in fact a few people that, for some strange reason, write their code in word. This article was meant to be satire and comedic. It's quite evident based on the inclusion of the classic vi/vim joke where the option to quit is very non obvious (solution: press esc once followed by ":q!" - quit without saving, or ":wq" to quit and save.)
I had a real "design" related article deleted from DN and this "BuzzFeed" level garbage is allowed?
This is excellent.
Why is Word on this list? The others are clearly code editors. This Microsoft shaming has no place if you're actually taking a jab at an professional software like Word. It's like comparing apples with a Lamborghini.
Minas Tirith is well and alive.