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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#91 Post by TP109 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:55 am

Tested CudaText v1.2.12.0 (released version) and GigaEdit v1.0.0.0.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#92 Post by TP109 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:21 am

Tested Aedit v4.0-SX r3.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#93 Post by TP109 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Revised 1/17/16
Reliability/stability testing is ongoing. So far about one-half of the editors have been tested. I use an editor for up to a few weeks at a time to see how it performs under a variety of conditions and note any issues.

These are the editors that have never crashed, locked up, froze etc. during testing:
BVD NotePad 5.2
Editor2 2.9.1.13 Ansi
EverEdit 2.9.0.2074
NFOPad 1.68n
TopGun 2.4
Win32pad 1.5.10.4n
X-ConTEXT 0.98.6 rev3


The below editors have crashed, locked up, and so forth - some more than others:
AkelPad 4.9.2
Editbone 9.3.4
EditPadLite7 7.3.7
Extreme Editor 7.1.2.5
Kudaz 2.2.1.2
MadEdit 2.9.1
MadEdit-mod 0.3.9
Minimum Profit (GUI) 5.2.10
Notepad2-mod 4.2.25 r964
nPad2 3.1.3.36
PlainEdit (non-Net ver) 1.7.6.0 (non-NET)
QuickEditor 3.5
SynWrite 6.19.2150
SynWrite 6.16.2010
X-Scite 3.5.1
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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#94 Post by TP109 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:02 pm

Tested Editbone v10.0.0 and Synwrite v6.19.2170. Noticable performance difference from previous versions for both (better for Editbone and worse for Synwrite). Also added EverEdit v2.9.0.2074 to the stable list and Kudaz v2.2.1.2 to the unstable list. See previous post.

Uploaded results to the link below. Good for 28 days:
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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#95 Post by Minggang » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi, TP109,

MadEdit-Mod 0.4.0 has just been released. Would you please run your test again? I tried benchmark tests on some linux x86/x64. Almost doubled performance on opening big text file(68M).

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#96 Post by TP109 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:20 pm

Hi Minggang,

I already tested it. I just haven't posted the results yet. Yes, there was an improvement, but not double. It opened the 68000KB/66.5MB test file in 14 secs. Previous results were 17secs. Although the UI was unusable (normal behavior) during load, it didn't appear to be unstable. Since it was able to launch 68MB in under 15 secs, I tried the 250MB file and it threw unhandled exceptions. RAM and VM usage were similar to previous versions. Maybe the results are different on a system other than XP. I will post the results soon.
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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#97 Post by TP109 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:43 am

Tested MadEdit-mod v0.4.0 and CudaText v1.2.15.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#98 Post by Minggang » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:46 am

Still old one? I did not find the result for 0.4.0. Only 0.3.10&0.3.9
TP109 wrote:Tested MadEdit-mod v0.4.0 and CudaText v1.2.15.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#99 Post by TP109 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:41 am

You are right. I uploaded the previous file. Sorry about that. Here is the correct file.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#100 Post by TP109 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:47 pm

Tested SSLProgramEdit v3.0, MetaPad v3.6, Editbone v10.1.0, and JovialNotePad v1.7. Also retested Geany Portable v1.22 and v1.24 with the splash screens disabled and got much better results.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#101 Post by Midas » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:14 am

Looks like we have a new winner in the "notepad replacement" class: Metapad (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2108) lives up to its fame, even after all this years...

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#102 Post by TP109 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:13 pm

MetaPad's launch/load times are very consistent. Only a few other editors are similar. I have to look at the raw data to remember the others. That is an important measurement that I will emphasize in future testing.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#103 Post by ripu » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:52 pm

I tried EmEditor and it was very fast. It has a free version. You should test it. And what about Notepad++?

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#104 Post by TP109 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:22 pm

Emeditor does not support XP. All tests are being performed on XP at this time. An old version of Notepad++ was already tested. I will test the newest version soon.

There are dozens of freeware Text Editors listed on this site yet most questions relate to UltraEdit and EmEditor, which are commercial products. As I've discussed previously, these tests cover freeware editors, those either listed on this site or are in common use. EmEditor and UltraEdit are specialized commerical products. If there is a freeware version, please make a submission to include it in the database. If it becomes listed on this site, I will test it.

Yes, EditPadLite7 is a freeware version of a commerical product, but it's listed on this site. TotalEditPro is also not freeware, but I included it because the full version was offered for free a while back.

I tested UltraEdit a while back and it's slow compared to most Editors when launching empty or small files. Its strength lies with working with large files, where it can launch and edit very large files quickly compared to freeware editors. No freeware editor can compare with its large file handling capabilities. When opening and closing many smaller files quickly as most users do, the freeware editors are more useful. And although UltraEdit can be configured to launch more quickly, these tests measure out-of-the-box capabilities. The only configuration being performed for these tests is to disable splash screens. It wouldn't be fair to compare freeware editors with highly configurable commerical products where performance can be continually enhanced using countless possible tweak combinations.

If you look at the results, you can see that EditPadLite7, a freeware version of a commerical product, is the best performing general purpose coding editor overall in terms of speed and for opening large files by a significant margin. It's probably safe to assume that with the appropriate "tweaks", UltraEdit and EmEdit would likely equal or surpass that performance. So there is no reason to compare these two classes of editors (commercial vs freeware) to each other except for "feel good" or other unimportant purposes.

I consider EmEdit and UltraEdit as professional-grade editors and it would be more appropriate to compare them to one another rather than to the freeware editors.

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Re: Text Editor Performance Tests

#105 Post by TP109 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:29 pm

Tested the following editors:
AkelPad v4.97
EditPadLite7 v7.4
GetDiz v4.9
NotePad++ v6.8.8
NotePad2 v4.2.25
NotePadSX v1.2
PSPad v4.60
RJText Editor v10.60
SavageEd2 v0.02.00
SubPad v1.8
TedNotePad v6.0.2

Biggest surprise was SavageEd2. It was able to load all the test files up to 750MB although it became slower with the larger files.

Test results uploaded to below link:
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