Last year, I looked at the better Ruby/Rails editors in Windows. With Notepad++ version 6 released recently, I decided to check whether it’s good enough to be an alternative to those two.

Screenshot again with my depressing lotto app:


Overall, it’s ok, especially with the Explorer plugin. However, there are still a bunch of stuff I’d nitpick about:

  • Split screen is limited to 2 screens. Which is weird limitation considering both vim and emacs can do an infinite number of them.
  • EOL symbols are ugly and can’t be modified.
  • No Haml support yet.
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2 Responses to Quick Look at Notepad++ as a Windows Ruby/Rails Editor

  1. Erin says:

    I dont have the same requirements than you but I have evaluated NotePad++ and decided to stick with PsPad. It doesnt allow for multiple files in split window mode yet, but I dont find myself in that boat very often.


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