The requirement was 'open source', not free, so much as I like VC for
basic tasks like formatting, compiling, managing projects (just the
basics, I don't need the wizards) it doesn't meet the minimum
This one is distributed with some of the the Ruby downloads, and also
seems popular for C++, and many other languages, according to their
"related projects" page. Judging from the 'look and feel' it seems to
borrow quite a bit from Emacs, and note under "Documents" the reference
to the book "The Craft of Text Editing", about Emacs.
"Scintilla is a free source code editing component. It comes with
complete source code and a license that permits use in any free project
or commercial product."