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Atom

a text editor I seemed to be using

Atom — a text editor made by Github, easily extensible because much like emacs, it’s mostly written in a dynamic language (javascript) and is open source. Unlike emacs, it’s not an evolutionary cul-de-sac. Probably the hottest hotness at the moment. Powerful. Slow and RAM-hungry. I use it a lot despite this latter, because it is vibrant.

See also intent-specific workflow tips at, e.g. latex, academic writing.

Misc tips

What scope is my current document?

I don’t know, run Editor: Log Cursor Scope.

Notable extensions

Atom as a platform

People can and do build whole IDEs in atom.