I agree! I like EditPlus also! I just tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and i was impressed. I can't put my finger on it yet, but it was nice. I tried doing a regex thing yesterday...I don't get it at all.
I'm still sticking with PL/SQL Developer as the best option so far. What's my favorite thing about it? It's more responsive than the others. it just feels faster, like a good text editor. Actually, I'm ending up writing the queries in a text editor and pasting it into Developer because I prefer the highlighting and code folding features of most editors better than these integrated things.
Syntax highlighting is the absolute most important thing for me in a text editor. (Regular expressions are #2 by a tiny margin.) I find Editplus has the best for what I like.
Oh god... You MUST get to know regex in EditPlus -- you will ****ing LOVE it~!
They're not 100% full regex, but it's still enough power for 99.9% of everything you'll ever need to do.
^ - beginning of line
$ - end of line
\n - line break
\t - tab
. - any character
*+? - used for matching 0/1 or more or 0/1 of the preceding character
[a-z0-9] - range of characters, e.g. [a-f0-9] for hex
[^a-z] - character NOT in range
() - used to group for later reference
\1 - reference to a group
That's likely about all that you'll ever need in EditPlus.
Also -- MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE REPLACE DIALOG -- THERE'S AN OPTION TO DO REGEX REPLACEMENTS IN ALL OPEN FILES~! Very powerful and very useful. God... That has saved me sooooo much work.
EditPlus is fast and can handle a LOT. I loaded 900 bada headers in it the other day.
I often write my DC posts in it first.
But this is horribly off topic...