I'm new to the whole scene, so I was wondering why programmers tend to be really passionate about this debate? Thanks.
Also, are these referred to as "text editors"?
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There are always holy wars about PHP vs. ASP.NET, C# vs. Java, Windows vs. Linux, and everything comparable and not so comparable.
Different communities appreciate different technologies, software products, etc., and don't have enough knowledge of the technologies, software products, etc. used by other communities. In this case, they are frustrated and are trying to show that what they use is better.