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"TheDoc" wrote:
I’d love to hear your reasoning behind this.

Snippets, auto complete, ftp, etc are all features of a development environment (I realize that Ultra Edit, my example text editor, does have ftp capabilities, but I should note that only in some of the most recent versions :) ). Typically, IDEs have much fewer "power tools" for manipulating text. While that has changed some in the past few years with bigger and more bloated IDEs, I still think there is a line between the two. For example, finely-tuned control over find and replace, column editing, hex editing and scripting/macros are features typically only found in text editors. Don’t get me wrong, I use both, I just think there is a time and a place for each.