Latest version of vi text editor uses color codes.
The latest version is called vim (some called gvim)
you might want to check out its webpage www.vim.org
Features Syntax Coloring:
Vim shows text in color - according to its "(programming) language".
You can define the "language" ("syntax") of the files yourself.
Vim comes with 200+ syntax files for colorizing text in
common programming languages (Ada, C, C++, Eiffel, Fortran,
Haskell, Java, Lisp, Modula, Pascal, Prolog, Python,
Scheme, Smalltalk, SQL, Verilog, VisualBasic),
math programs (Maple, Matlab, Mathematica, SAS), markup text
(DocBook, HTML, LaTeX, PostScript, SGML-LinuxDoc, TeX, WML, XML),
program output (diff, man), setup files of programs (4DOS, Apache,
autoconfig, BibTeX, CSS, CVS, elm, IDL, LILO, pine, procmail, samba, slrn),
shell scripts and setups (shells: sh, bash, csh, ksh, zsh),
script languages (awk, Perl, sed, yacc)
system files (printcap, .Xdefaults) and
of course for Vim and its helptexts.
courtesy of vim.org
Original-by: Sven Guckes email@example.com
Here's an interesting angle, I've tried to find a good programmers editor like DOS BRIEF, and I did not want to use either of emacs or vi :-)
I came up with these:
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nedit (simple, easy to add syntax highlighting for
snavigator (very similar to TurboC once you get to know it)
If syntax highlighting is all you need, use mc.
Unfortunately, only FTE and MC work in text mode :-(
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