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Make: FPGAs by David Romano

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Appendix C. Text and Code Editor

It is a good idea to have a text and code editor in your FPGA toolbox. There will be times when you will need to look at an HDL code file outside of the Xilinx ISE WebPACK. For those of you who will be doing most of your FPGA exploration on a Windows PC, you will need an editor that is more sophisticated than Notepad. I like to use the freeware editor PSPad when I’m doing any type of code development on a Windows platform; it has a fairly rich feature set.

There are many good text and code editors out there. Wikipedia has a good list of many of them.

When I’m working on a Linux platform I use gedit, another freeware program. This is a basic text/code editor with a reasonably good graphical user interface. Now, ...

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