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Donald Cox2,088 Points
Best language to learn for a text/code editor?
I have dipped in and out of programming for about a year now, usually making simple things that I see and want to re-create. Recently I've been wanting to develop a text editor. I've made a few before, one it C# and one in .NET, both being the most basic they could possibly be. Aside from the basic things you'd see in an editor, such as text editing (duh), saving/opening, cut/copy/paste, etc.. I would also want the following:
- Syntax Highlighting (I only plan on having it for 1 language, something custom)
I've managed to implement Syntax Highlighting in a vb.net text editor, but it's not the most optimized. Every time the text box is updated, it scans the entire box and highlights. After a few hundred lines, I'm almost positive this will cause the program to run really slow.