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Amazingly, although one of the more popular database entries with a popularity rating of over 90%, OSS Notepad++
(Notepad Plus Plus, for alternate search purposes; database entry is at http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=539
) doesn't have its own forum topic, an omission I intend to remedy with the present post (I'm making it in "Discussion" because it was originally submitted by TPFC's own founder, but I was unable to trace the original post).
Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
natively portable version (v6.6.2) can be downloaded from http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/