My original post from the SlickEdit thread, transferred here:
But I'm very sorry, again I'll have another aspect to mention. SlickEdit is an expensive editor that is deemed to be a replacement for the also high-priced (and high-praised) CodeWright (which is not further developed, but not "defunct" either, and which is deemed the very best editor there ever has been), so the "original", the "real thing", here, would be CW, not SE.
That's why I contacted CW, in order to get a trial (all relevant links to CW trials are dead), OR to get a help file, at least, in order to see for myself (and if I was willing to spend 300 bucks plus VAT).
They (CW) very kindly told me there wasn't any trial, but they would be happy to sell me the application (and no mention of a help file).
So now this is really gross (from CW), and I don't consider buying some mythic sw, just by hearsay, but then, I'm not willing to buy the "replacement" either, especially since I would never lose that nagging feeling that I would have been so much better off by buying the "original", the "real thing". (I even considered buying CW (! not SE!) in spite of their attitude. which says it all.)
Thus, at the end of the day, I have to cope with my TSE, KEdit, and emEditor (for which I own a lifetime license (bought for a pittance, the last day that "lifetime" was available at the regular price: compare with today...), which is under constant development, and they are nice people.
But then, I really wonder if I should have bought CW, anyway - whilst SE is just good and expensive, but nothing extraordinary.
Just my 2 cents. (And yes, I trialled SE before making that statement.)
AND NOW EDIT:
I looked into their sales page, in order to check if, considering the outdated character of that software, they had perhaps lowered the price (they had asked 299 euro in 2013, the "official" price was 299$ then):https://store.embarc...y.USD/?id=uSesrV9cXY
= now it's 458.98$ plus VAT, = 546.19$, now this is outrageous...
All the more so since that very old 7.5 version gets really old, have a look here, for a little regex comparison of some editors:http://www.zeusedit....mp;highlight=folding
(second post there, by noman9607)
Very instructive, as far as I'm concerned...
Ok, later on in that linked thread, there's another link, to http://swtch.com/~rs.../regexp/regexp1.html
and which is the real find here...
Well, trying to cope with Friedl's classic, for the time being...