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On Dec 21, 2007 2:58 PM, SourceForge.net <noreply@...> wrote:
> Sounds like YOU THINK you need it.
Source code is always designed for a monospace font, with very few exceptions.
Just look at anything that has comments inside "blocks" of ASCII characters.
You think this is just me who uses your program for coding? Look at the comments
about the program by people who try to use it:
"Okay, I just found something I don't like about Notepad++; it fucks with your
When using multiline comments (/* */), your comments (in PHP anyway), don't
keep the same font-size/spacing as the rest of your code. Thus, if you try to
write your comments to look right on the majority of text editors, it will look
fucked in notepad++. If you write your comments to look good on your notepad++
settings, it will look fucked in regular editors.
Never mind. It's because somebody had set my comment font to Comic Sans MS (which
I had changed it from before), and I just didn't notice. Back to monospace fonts."
"I've used Notepad++ for a while, I really disliked the fact that every new
install my settings XML file would get overwritten, and what does that guy have
with Comic sans MS? Every default style is hard coded into the app, to that
strange oddly looking style for comments etc."
"There's only one bad thing about Notepad++ and it is the Comic Sans Serif font
for comments." -
"Has anyone figured out how to make Notepad++ use one default font for everything.
I dislike reading code comments (or anything) in Comic Sans."
"I'll put a vote in for Notepadd++, just started using it last week after seeing
it recommended here and am pretty pleased. though I must say, what's up with
the comments in comic sans by default?" -
"Por qué Comic Sans MS en los comentarios del Notepad++?? ehh?? ehh??"
"Notepad++ also earns a special bonus fail by using Comic Sans MS as the default
font for comments. Whoever thought that was a good idea should be drug out into
the street and shot." - http://wonko.com/article/536
"I used it a bit, opened some C# code, some Fortran and its pretty cool - I've
added it the "Open-With" for a few file types. I'm trying to be helpful here...
let me think... I don't like the use of Comic Sans, and I think it would impress
people if you used the Consolas font where available." -
"When I have to use a text-editor, Notepad++ is my one of choice. It's interface
is very dated, and the default font and colours are disgusting. It uses Comic
Sans for christs sake!" - http://www.ejecutive.co.uk/2006/08
This isn't about Comic Sans being an ugly font (although it is); it's about
the default font for comments being in a different, proportional font at a different
font size than the rest of the code.
> And Notepad++ is fully configurable to meet your needs.
This is not at all easy to figure out. I shouldn't have to edit configuration
files (which will be overwritten every time I upgrade anyway) just to make the
program behave correctly. There are very few users who want this to be the
default. Why do you force them to muck around with configuration every time
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